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1 Povey's Cottage

Herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, a small orchard area, greenhouses, fruit cage, vegetable garden and a small wildflower meadow area. Beehives in one corner of the garden and chickens in another corner. A feature of the garden is an unusual natural swimming pond.

Owner Info

1 Povey's Cottage
1 Povey's Cottage
1 Povey's Cottage
1 Povey's Cottage
1 Povey's Cottage
1 Povey's Cottage
1 Povey's Cottage
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1 Povey’s Cottage
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1 Povey’s Cottage
1 Povey’s Cottage
1 Povey’s Cottage

About 1 Povey's Cottage

Povey’s Cottage is an old, farm-workers cottage on the former estate of the Duke of Wellington. It is placed in a one and a half-acre garden developed over the last 10 years from pony pasture. This is a ‘cottage garden’, with a mixture of herbaceous beds, a small orchard, and with our bees in mind, a wild-flower area. One of the 2 greenhouses has a section of colourful alpine plants. There is a productive, enclosed fruit cage and vegetable garden. The beehives are in the corner of the garden and there is also a chicken run. In the Spring there are several most attractive wisterias festooning a couple of archways. The highlight of the garden is our natural swimming pool, surrounded by shallow gravel and clay beds, growing a profusion of reeds, water lilies and water plants, which is a magnet for swallows and dragon-flies. There is also an adjacent bog garden, which in the Spring is vibrant with candelabra primulas.

The proceeds from a plant sale will go to Children with Cancer UK and refreshment sales to NGS. The sale of Sheila’s home made pottery will go to the charity ‘Save our Spaniels’

In dry weather the garden is mostly wheelchair friendly, across flat, grassed areas, but with no hard pathways. Sorry, but no dogs.
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Plants and home-made bee pottery for sale.

1 Povey's Cottage features

  • Cashless
  • Cottage Garden
  • Groups Welcome
  • Plants for sale
  • Refreshments
  • Vegetable Area
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wildlife Garden

Location details

1 Povey's Cottage,
Tadley,
Hampshire,
RG26 5SN

Directions to 1 Povey's Cottage
Take A339 out of Basingstoke, direction Newbury. Turn R off A339 towards Ramsdell, then 4m to Stoney Heath. Pass under overhead power cables, take next L into unmade road & Povey's is 1st on the R.

1 Povey's Cottage openings

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from 26 May to 15 August for groups of between 10 and 30.

Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.

Refreshments Home-made teas.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access across flat grassed areas, but no hard pathways.
  • Share this garden

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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at 1 Povey's Cottage at this time.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the garden at this time.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at 1 Povey's Cottage, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at 1 Povey's Cottage are accessible to wheelchair users.

Yes. 1 Povey's Cottage seeks to offer a sustainable refuge for nearby fauna and wildlife. These sanctuaries host diverse habitats supporting indigenous flora and fauna and nurturing local biodiversity.