I recently visited the inaugural Gardens Illustrated Garden Festival that took place in Malmesbury in the middle weekend of April. The weather gods were feeling kind and the sun shone all weekend. I arrived on Friday lunchtime so I could go on one of the tours of the Abbey House Gardens that neighbour the Abbey. The tours were specially laid on as part of the festival and I was determined not to miss out. To be able to be guided by one of the owners, Barbara Pollard was a real treat.
The tour was a good start to the festival and I was very glad I made time to revisit and I hope that I will return again in the not too distant future. I shall write more about the rest of the festival in a future post.