Berkshire gardens in April

As the days get longer and the spring brings a change in the weather, there’s plenty of opportunities to get out and explore a garden, find out more about gardens opening in April below…

The Grange, Waltham St Lawrence

An atmospheric garden of almost 2 acres, blending formal and natural planting styles. A parterre blends seamlessly towards a natural swimming pond, with a vegetable garden and orchard beyond. Features inc spring bulbs, borders with herbaceous perennials, grasses and gravel planting and a new stumpery. Numerous benches for moments of quiet reflection. Opens Sunday 7th April.

The Old Rectory, Farnborough

In a series of immaculately tended garden rooms inc herbaceous borders, arboretum, secret garden, roses, vegetables and bog garden. There is an explosion of rare and interesting plants, beautifully combined for colour and texture. Opens Sunday 14th April.

Rookwood Farm House, Stockcross

This exciting valley garden, a work in progress, has elements all visitors can enjoy. A rose covered pergola, fabulous tulips, giant alliums, join a jungle garden with cannas, bananas and echiums. A kitchen garden features a parterre of raised beds, which along with a bog garden and colour themed herbaceous planting, all make Rookwood well worth a visit. Opens Sunday 14th April.

Rooksnest, Lambourn Woodlands

Approx 10 acre, exceptionally fine traditional English garden. Rose garden, herbaceous garden, pond garden, herb garden, fruit, vegetable and cutting garden and glasshouses. Many specimen trees and fine shrubs, orchard and terraces. Garden mostly designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. Opens Wednesday 24th April.

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