Opportunity to explore garden and vineyard for the first time

John and Pauline Clough in their garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman
John and Pauline Clough in their garden at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman

A husband and wife are opening up their spectacular garden and vineyard to the public for the first time.

On Sunday, between 1pm and 5pm, people will be able to visit Adderstone House as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The wildflower meadow  at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

The wildflower meadow at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman

Built as a Victorian farmhouse in the mid-19th century, it has been owned by John and Pauline Clough for 10 years.

Being keen gardeners, they have nurtured the original walled gardens and mill pond.

In addition, in what was 10 acres of farmland, they have created a vineyard, formal garden and sunken garden with the help of Ashington’s Sean Murray, the nurse-turned-garden designer, who won the RHS Great Chelsea Challenge in 2015. “It has been great to work with Sean on the sunken garden, his first professional commission since Chelsea,” said Pauline.

Sean added: “It’s been a terrific privilege to work with John and Pauline in such a beautiful setting. Working closely together we have created quite magical spaces, not only for today, but hopefully for generations to come.”

John and Pauline Clough in their garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

John and Pauline Clough in their garden at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman

There will be plants and garden supports for sale, along with refreshments, including grape juice from the vineyard. Music will be provided by the Northumberland Scottish Pipes and Drums.

Adderstone House is just to the east of the A1, north of Adderstone Services. 
It is best approached from the north due to the obscured junction.

Pauline Clough in the sunken garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Pauline Clough in the sunken garden at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman

John and Pauline Clough in their garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

John and Pauline Clough in their garden at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman

A hobbit hole in  the garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

A hobbit hole in the garden at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman

The garden at Adderstone House.
Picture by Jane Coltman

The garden at Adderstone House. Picture by Jane Coltman