Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally
renowned five-acre garden is formed by a series of “rooms“
which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th
century. From the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal
planting in a formal setting, to the robust Pergola of Bargate stone
by W.D. Caröe, the Arts and Crafts architect and grandfather
of the present owners, to the Water Garden, laid out and planted
by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, and the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden, Vann offers inspiration
to expert and amateur gardeners alike.
The garden has been featured in numerous magazines, the most recent
being Period Living, March 2009, the RHS Journal, The Garden, April 2004, the NFU
Countryside Magazine, March 2004 and Haven (Demark) 2008. Television
programmes featuring Vann include Grass Roots, Gardeners’ World,
Dream Gardens and two episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
Photography credits: Aliya Seleem, Andrew Lawson, Nicola Stocken
Tompkins and Mary Caroe.