Sunday 6 June
11.00am to 4.30pm
Old House garden has been a garden in the making for over 27 years, and it still is. Originally, there were three fields with grazing sheep and a donkey.
Now over 500 trees have been planted, there’s a rose garden, terrace beds, a cottage garden circling a fishpond, and herbaceous borders. Modest topiary, espalier limes and some very beautiful ancient trees, of which the cedar and a Mediterranean pine are particularly spectacular.
Not only that Old House boasts an orchard, a maze, and a natural pond. Nestled in the grounds you can enjoy a few sculptures to enliven your walk, and you may encounter a noisy peacock or two as well!
There is ample parking and dogs on leads are very welcome.
Refreshments and plants for sale will be available on the day, as well as a stunning watercolour art exhibition and sale by Philippa Dow.
Old House is fundraising for The Blossom Appeal at Ipswich Hospital.
Artist Philippa Dow makes watercolours which are always informed by nature.
Philippa’s informative years were spent abroad with her family. Her agronomist father developed crops for third world countries and her textile-artist mother taught her to paint and draw. So she was immersed in plants and art from an early age.
When her family returned to England after a brief stint at school she studied art at Colchester and then Central St Martin’s Art School, London. She has continued to work in watercolours and calligraphy ever since.