The ethos at Bere Mill is to let nature come into the garden.
The garden sits comfortably within the landscape, complementing its surroundings.
'Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages'
Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales - Epilogue
The garden lies alongside the River Test and its picturesque water meadows
Startled them with reward,
a flash as sudden
As the kingfisher’s blue on
Mediterranean, herbaceous and bog planting, with orchards and riverside marginals
We dream our dreams,
What should we be, without our fabulous flowers?