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Iford Manor
URL:Goto this web site  http://www.ifordmanor.co.uk/ 
Name:Iford Manor 



 
Alternate Name:Peto Garden 
Address: 
Mailing Address: 
City:Bradford-on-Avon 
State:Wiltshire 
Postal Code: 
Country:UNITED KINGDOM 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=51.3333; long=-2.2
Find Gardens Nearby
Phone:+44 (0) 1225 863146 
Fax:+44 (0) 1225 862364 
E-Mail: 
Contact:Head gardener: Mr L R Butler 
Designer(s): 
Construction Period: -  
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:2 - 5, May to September (closed Mondays and Fridays). Sundays only in April and October 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:10/18/2001 
Last Updated:4/8/2003 
JGarden Description:It was later the home of Harold Peto (1899-1923). It is mainly an Italian-style hillside garden, but has a Japanese sub-garden. The current owners have restored the design and planting in accordance with Peto's vision. 




Japan a great stone garden in the sea.
Echoes of hoes and weeding,
Centuries of leading hill-creeks down
To ditch and pool in fragile knee deep fields.
Leafy sunshine rustling on a man
Chipping a foot-square rough hinoki beam;
I thought I heard an axe chop in the woods
It broke the dream; and woke up dreaming on a train.
It must have been a thousand years ago
In some old mountain sawmill of Japan.
A horde of excess poets and unwed girls
And I that night prowled Tokyo like a bear
Tracking the human future
Of intelligence and despair.

  Gary Snyder
  Riprap

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