Thomas Hardy's garden
Wander through a quintessential cottage garden to reach the front door of a small cob and thatch cottage.
This is where Hardy was born and spent his early life, writing Under the Greenwood Tree and Far From the Madding Crowd.
The land surrounding the cottage was originally used as a builder’s yard and for livestock by the author’s father. Many years later it was replaced with a romantic, informal arrangement of herbaceous perennials and climbing roses typical of cottage garden style.