My Place… Buckham Down, near Beaminster

Philippa Clunes

Philippa is a TV producer. She lives with husband Martin and daughter Emily on a farm near Beaminster, where they host the annual Buckham Fair every summer.

Vintage & Home

A bumper botanical bonanza!

Bright green palm leaves, swaying against a gentle breeze; peonies bursting out in bloom; the smell of freshly cut grass — it’s all deliciously relaxing.

Very much at the heart of our green and pleasant land, we British have always loved botanicals: on our walls and upholstery, framed or on frocks, we are instantly captivated by plants and flowers.

Sarah Jane Wilson meanders down the path through the garden of earthly vintage delights. Read on…