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A small narrow garden, divided into three areas running down to the River Lambourn. Front with roses, shrubs, dahlias, tubs and baskets. The middle is a very wet garden down to the river with mixed herbaceous borders and planting to suit such conditions. Lower garden has a small pond, two greenhouses, vegetable plots and exhibition chrysanthemums on banks of the river. Open by arrangement in July for groups of 10 to 30.
A spellbinding ¼ acre suburban romantic style garden with shrubbery, exotics, specimen trees, scented climbers and mixed herbaceous borders. Densely planted and decadently flowering, a feast for all the senses. Come for the garden, stay for the magic and discover why romance remains compelling, timeless and enduring. Opens By Arrangement 1st June to 21st September for groups of 15+.
A delightful spring garden set in a sunken woodland, lovingly recovered from clay pit workings. The atmospheric garden is filled with snowdrops, primroses, hellebores and fritillaria, interspersed with anemone and narcissi under a canopy of ash and beech. Opens By Arrangement from 18th March to 5th April for groups of between 15 and 40.
4 acre designer’s garden with many areas of interest. Features inc four lovely long herbaceous borders attractively and densely planted in different colour sections, a formal rose garden, an old orchard with a grass meadow, pretty pond and peaceful wooded area. Opens By Arrangement from 22nd April to 21st September for groups of 12 to 30.
A pretty, small waterside garden set between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal. Interesting combinations of colour and texture to look at rather than walk through, although visitors are welcome to do that too. A deck overlooks a sluiceway towards a lawn and border. Started from scratch in 2005 and mostly again after the floods of 2014. Trying high planters this year. Visits also by arrangement 2nd June to 29th September for groups of 6 to 25.
A 7 acre designer’s garden with stunning views and where structure predominates. Specimen trees show contrasting bark and foliage. A marble ‘Pan’ plays to a pond with boulders and boulder-shaped evergreens. Versailles planters with standard topiaries line a rill. A stumpery leads to the orchard’s carpet of daffodils and later a wave of white hydrangeas. Visits by arrangement from 9th January to 19th December for groups of 6 to 50.
On a gentle hillside with views of the Inkpen Hill, the Old Rectory offers a peaceful setting for this pretty 5⅛ acre garden. Originally an historic 1½ hectare formal garden to the south of the C17 Rectory, it is on a gentle slope surrounded by later additions of a walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders, pleached lime walks and a recently cultivated wildflower meadow. Opens By Arrangement from June to September for groups of up to 30.
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. Limited WC facilities. Most areas have step free wheelchair access, although surfaces consist of gravel and mowed grass. Visits also by arrangement 1st April to 27th June.
A 2 acre country garden planted for year-round interest with a variety of different colour themed borders each featuring a wide range of hardy perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Opens by arrangement 9th January to 25th April for groups of 10 to 50 with illustrated slideshow talks about the garden at St Timothee offered.
Romantic 2 acre garden set around a former rectory (not open). Deep mixed borders with emphasis on strong, complementary colour combinations. Large orangery, wisteria and clematis clad pergola, folly with pond reflecting the church tower. Croquet lawn and pavilion. Naturalistic planting and pond on lower level. Small stumpery, fernery and kitchen garden. Featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Sept 2023. Visits by arrangement 20th May to 1st September for groups of 20 to 40.
A wildlife friendly, plant lover’s cottage garden with borders generously planted with bulbs, perennials, grasses and shrubs for successional interest for every season. Productive vegetable garden and greenhouses. Many pots and baskets with seasonal annuals and tender perennials especially salvias. Visits by arrangement July & Aug for groups of 10 to 20.
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