The ethos at Bere Mill is to let nature come into the garden.
The garden sits comfortably within the landscape, complementing its surroundings.
"Let us forget the sorrows: they are there
Always, but Spring too seldom there;
Once in a life-time only; oh seize hold!
Sweet in the telling once, but not retold.
In Nature’s cycle blessed once a year,
Not long enough to savour, but more dear
For all the anguish of its brevity
April the angel of the months, the young
Love of the year. Ancient and still so young,
Lovelier than the craven’s paradox;
Christ’s Easter and the Syrian Adonis’
When all things turn into their contrary,
Death into life and silence into sound
Vita Sackville-West ‘The Garden’
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?