Freshford & District Local History Society
Wednesday, 22nd February 2023
Freshford Village Memorial Hall
From its origins in the wool industry, through Georgian gentrification, then Harold Peto’s Edwardian structures, and right up to the present period, the passion of Iford’s inhabitants and its history are inextricably bound up in the beautiful garden’s unique design.
During the past 55 years, today’s owners, the Cartwright-Hignett family, have lovingly restored the garden (once thought ‘lost’ after WW2) and continued to develop it, saving the buildings therein, finishing the Oriental Garden area designed by John Hignett and redesigning areas of the garden as they age, 100 years after Peto’s original plantings.
Members free Visitors £3.00 Everyone welcome