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2012: Garden Day at Waterston Manor

May 13, 2012

Category: Events (Pre - Aug 2013) |


This promises to be an exciting all-day Sunday event for lovers of gardens and beautiful country. The event is at the kind invitation of the owner, who has been developing the garden since acquiring the property in 2007.  Thomas Hardy used Waterston in "Far From The Madding Crowd" as the model for Bathsheba Everdene's Weatherbury Farm.

Dr Tony Fincham, the Thomas Hardy Society Chairman, will be giving an illustrated talk entitled 'Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy and Waterston Manor' at 11.30 am.

Admission from 10am - 5pm, entry £5 (children free), no dogs. The Dorset Gardens Trust organises Garden Days on alternate years. More background about the Trust and its activities can be found at .


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