A romantic two and a half acre garden where Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset meet on a tributary of the River Stour.
The plantsman's garden contains many mature and unusual acid-loving plants that flourish in the sheltered valley. A cascading stream links a series ponds and flows down to the lake. In spring, there is a magnificent Stewartia pseudocamellia, Davidia involucrata, a very large Ptelea trifoliata and many different camelias and cornus.
In late summer the garden is a riot of colour as the four large herbaceous borders come to life with rudbeckia, heleninium and salvias. More than 50 different salvias are grown and some are often for sale.
Pen Mill Farm has been gardened by the FitzGerald family since the mid 1960s. It is open for the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 9th (2-5 pm) and Sunday 10th September (12-5 pm). St. Michael's Church, Penselwood will be serving ploughman's lunches and delicious homemade cakes for tea.
Private groups are welcome. We offer a guided tour and lunch or teas.