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Gants Mill & Garden
Bruton
Somerset

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Stepping down onto the flagged floor of the old watermill, you walk the length of the thousand year time-line showing the many uses of the mill in times gone by. Miller Brian starts up the Victorian turbine, and you hear the rumble of the grindstones stirring into life, and can feel the freshly ground meal, still warm. Peering down into the old waterwheel pit, you make out the new turbine with gushing water below it, and the generator humming as it puts electricity into the local grid.

Outside, you wander around Alison's garden, by the streams, ponds, waterfalls and pergolas, and see the lovely garden sculptures, each in a perfect setting. Flower collections include irises, delphiniums, daylilies and dahlias. Her fuchsia and begonia conservatory is where teas and home-made cake are served. The visit is rounded off with a gentle level stroll along the riverside to the top weir.

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Months Open: 15 May - 30 Sep 2009, 2nd & 4th Sundays 2.00 - 5.00
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Adults: 4
Children: 1

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