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Behind red brick walls a ¾ acre garden on four different levels, each with unique planting and atmosphere. Lower lawn with white wisteria arbour and pond, upper lawn with rose pergola and woodland, pool area with grasses, Victorian kitchen garden and wild meadow. Opens By Arrangement from April to July for groups of between 5 and 15.
Garden designer’s garden with Japanese influence and large collection of Japanese maples. The enclosed front garden is Japanese in style. Back garden is divided into three areas; patio area recently redesigned in the Japanese style, densely planted area with many acers and roses, also a corner which inc a productive greenhouse and interesting planting. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 1 and 20.
2 acre plantsman’s garden built up over the last 35 yrs with a wide range of flowering and foliage plants in a variety of habitats providing a show all yr. Many bulbs, perennials, shrubs, roses and grasses provide continuous interest. Opens By Arrangement from March to August for groups of all sizes.
A plantsman’s garden in the Chiltern Hills with a great variety of trees, shrubs and plants. A sloping lawn leads to a natural swimming pond with wild flowers inc native orchids. A lodge greenhouse and a good collection of half-hardy plants in pots. Opens By Arrangement from February to September for groups of between 10 and 30.
3 acre beautiful garden with primroses, daffodils and hellebores in early spring. Interesting for most of the yr with lovely herbaceous borders, rill with small ornamental canal, walled garden, old orchard with wildlife pond, and handsome trees some of which are topiary. It is a peaceful oasis. Opens By Arrangement from March to August for groups of all sizes.
A large cottage garden with an exuberance of colourful planting and winding gravel paths, amongst lawns and herbaceous borders on two levels. Ponds, a wishing well, vegetable beds, a knot garden, a small walled garden and an old tractor feature. Everything combines to make a beautiful garden full of surprises. Opens By Arrangement in June for groups of between 5 and 10.
Historical landscaped garden laid out between 1680-1730 for the poet Edmund Waller and his descendants. Features 300 yr old cloud formation yew hedges, formal lake and vistas ending with classical buildings and statues. Wooded walks around the grove offer respite from the heat on sunny days. Opens By Arrangement all year for groups of all sizes.
3 acre garden surrounds Hollydyke House (not open) with year-round interest. During Feb we hope to see hellebores, crocus and carpets of snowdrops. You will be able to appreciate the structure in winter with the trees, colourful barks, seed heads and grasses. Opens By Arrangement all year round for groups of 10+.
Stunning and exceptional 6 acre garden, ever evolving! Main lawn is enclosed by softly curving, colour themed herbaceous borders with gazebo, topiary, clipped yews, pleached hornbeams leading to ha-ha and countryside beyond. Opens By Arrangement from March to July for groups of 6+.
½ acre garden with mature trees inc large magnolia. Cacti, fernery, stream, two ponds, greenhouses, aviary, 10,000 snowdrops, hellebores, bluebells and over 60 varieties of hosta. Child friendly. Constantly being changed and updated. Opens By Arrangement from February to July for groups of between 1 and 25.
A peaceful large garden surrounded by trees, and planted with rare and unusual flowering trees, shrubs, perennials underplanted with bulbs. Shade loving plants, kitchen garden and small meadow with apiary. A gate leads to a 3 acre mixed deciduous wood with level paths, a large fernery planted in an old clay pit and an avenue of thousands of daffodils and acers. Lots of seats to enjoy the quiet. Opens By Arrangement from March to July for groups of between 1 and 35.
A garden of almost 3 acres made from a rough field over 25 yrs ago. Near the house (not open) a series of terraces cut into the sloping site create the formal garden with long and cross vistas, lawns and deep borders. The aim is to provide interest throughout the yr with naturalistic planting and views borrowed from the surrounding countryside. Opens By Arrangement for June and July for groups of between 10 and 50.
Artistic chalk garden on two levels. Collection of C17/C18 plants inc auriculas, hellebores, bulbs, pulmonarias, peonies, geraniums, dahlias, herbs and succulents. Many antique species and rambling roses. Potager and lily pond. Blue and white ribbon border. Opens By Arrangement from April to June for groups of between 15 and 20.
A 3 acre mature garden inc an acre of wild flowers and indigenous trees. Surrounded by tall hedges and wood, the garden has evolved over the last 30 yrs. There are many specimen trees and mature roses inc a Paul’s Himalaya Musk. A large herbaceous border runs alongside the formal lawns with other borders like heathers and shrubs. Opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 10 and 40.
This Chiltern hillside garden of 1½ acres is planted for year-round interest and has superb views. Lovingly and beautifully maintained, there are several different areas to relax in, each with their own character. Wildflower orchard, mixed borders, pond, vegetables, woodland area and a lovely hidden garden. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of 20+.
Relaxed designer’s garden at the start of The Chilterns. Informal cottage garden/prairie style with a variety of trees, woodland edge plants, shade borders, shrubs, perennials and grass borders blending into pastureland, now restored to beautiful long grass meadow. Mature cherry orchard, chickens, vegetable garden. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 15 and 30.
The Shades drive is approached through mature trees, areas of shade loving plants, beds of shrubs, 60 various roses and herbaceous plants. The rear garden with natural well surrounded by plants, shrubs and acers. A green slate water feature and scree garden with alpine plants completes the garden. Opens By Arrangement from Feb 2023 to Jul 2023 for groups of between 1 and 25.
A Japanese garden, shielded from the upper garden level by Shoji screens. A winding path leads you over a traditional Japanese bridge by a pond and waterfall and invites you through a moongate to reveal a purpose built tea house, all surrounded by traditional Japanese planting inc maples, cherry blossom trees, azaleas and rhododendrons. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 1 and 20.
3 acre wildlife friendly, year-round garden, comprising informal, woodland and wild gardens, separated by streams lined by iris, primulas and astilbe. Over 350 shrubs and trees, many variegated or uncommon, marginal and bog plantings inc 80 hostas and a bed of stripy roses. Opens By Arrangement from March to September for groups of 10+.
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