Hanham Court is based in Bristol. Situated on the Via Julia above the River Avon at an ancient ferry crossing.
The Via Julia was a crucial trading road that went from Bath through to the historic port at Avonmouth.
There is architectural evidence at the site in form of the Tithe barn, that dates from C.1042.
I visited the glorious gardens at Hanham Court during the National Garden Scheme open day in late May.
The gardens were completely redesigned by Julian and Isabel Bannerman, who lived in the property for twenty years.
They have made something truly exquisite. A series of romantic spaces transition very smoothly from one to another, with wild planting enveloping a secret swimming pool and a completely hidden parterre amongst many other visual delights.