Lytes Cary Manor

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United Kingdom - Somerset - Somerton

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About the Lytes Cary Manor

Charming Somerset manor house inhabited by the Lyte family from the 13th to 18th centuries. Henry Lyte's Nieuw Herbal - a translation from the work of a Flemish herbalist - was dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I. The property was neglected after the Lyte family left in 1748 but was rescued by Sir Walter Jenner who bought it in 1907. Sir Walter created a wonderful garden divided by clipped yew hedges, with colourful shrubs, roses and a herbaceous border. A raised walk overlooking the orchard is planted with crab apples, medlar, quince and spring bulbs. A yew-hedged walk leads to a formal pool with statues of Flora and Diana. Hornbeam tunnel leads to crescent of variegated weigela.

Main Address:
Lytes Cary Manor
Charlton Mackrell
Somerset TA11 7HU United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.036723
    Longitude: -2.666046
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

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