Despite the unseasonal weather during the afternoon by the time members gathered at Piercewebbs in Clavering the weather had improved and an enjoyable time was spent wandering around the garden.
In the sheltered walled garden there is a pond and lovely herbaceous borders with unusual hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs. A gate in the wall leads you into the vegetable garden with raised beds and onto the rose garden. A topiary yew hedge protects these gardens with the two gardens separated internally by roses growing up trelliswork.
Members were told that the “enclosed gardens” made the gardens feel very peaceful and how the stillness enhances the scents of the flowers and roses in the summer. A ha-ha defines the end of the formal garden but there is an uninterrupted view over the countryside where there is a landscaped field walk.
Whilst enjoying Mrs William-Powlett’s hospitality members were told about how the garden has evolved since she moved to Clavering.