History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Set around an 18th century farmhouse
The first record of a dwelling at Lower Severalls comes from the 14th century. No trace of that medieval house remains, for in 1727 Robert Webb built a new farmhouse out of local Ham stone. The same family have lived and gardened here for over 85 years. When the owner retired from farming, he devoted his time to developing a field beside the farmhouse garden into a combination of nursery and horticultural delight.
The centrepiece of the garden is the octagonal building, used to shelter on inclement days, or to watch the birds and butterflies. The building's roof is turf, grown with drought-resistant sedum. The sedum bursts into bloom in season, with tiny yellow and pink flowers. Other garden features include a wet garden area, a dry garden, and a traditional cottage garden.
The gardens at Lower Severalls are attached to a nursery, and the farmhouse is used as a B&B. Guests at the B&B are always welcome to enjoy the garden but official opening times are sometimes limited, so its a good idea to check the website first before visiting.
About Lower Severalls
Address: Crewkerne, Somerset, England, TA18 7NX
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: 1.5 miles NE of Crewkerne, between A30 and A356, 200 yards from The Tithe Barn at Haselbury Mill
Website: Lower Severalls
Phone: 01460 73234
Photo Credit: Sarah Smith, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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