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10 Alder Wynd

Finalist in the Gardeners' World 2017 'Small Garden' category. 10m x 11m of exotic lush plantings of bananas, gingers, cannas, hostas, bamboos, herbaceous perennials and tetrapanax. Created from scratch in autumn 2014, it is courtyard in style and formed around a series of raised beds and oak structures. There is a decked area adjacent to the house and a pond with water feature.

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About 10 Alder Wynd

Finalist in the Gardeners World 2017 garden competition, ‘Small Garden Category’, the garden demonstrates what can be achieved in a relatively small space, (10 m x 11 m) and in a very short period of time.

Created from scratch in the Autumn of 2014, the owners have had to contend with the realities of building a garden on a modern housing estate, with poor soil, builders’ rubble and a generous number of drainage inspection covers!

The garden is roughly courtyard in style and formed from a series of raised beds and green oak structures. Visitors can expect lush plantings of bananas, gingers, tree ferns, bamboos, and tetrapanax, along side traditional herbaceous perennials grasses and clematis. This compact garden also features a canna collection that now exceeds 30 hybrids and over 20 varieties of hosta. the cannas are best experienced from mid July until September.

There is a decked area adjacent to the house and a pond with water feature, a climbing rose makes an attractive boundary screen. The shady area features ferns and the hosta collection.

A water feature provides a subtle background noise. The pathways are narrow, and made of slate chipping; there are two shallow steps to and from the decked area.

Location details

10 Alder Wynd,
Silsoe,
Bedfordshire,
MK45 4GQ

Directions to 10 Alder Wynd
From Barton Rd, turn into Obelisk Way, R at the sch & 1st L into Alder Wynd.

10 Alder Wynd openings

A group opening is when a number of gardens open together on the same day.

Refreshments Home-made teas at Round Cottage.
Admission Adult: £8.00
Child: Free
Opening times 10:00-17:00

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from June to September for groups of up to 20.

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

Refreshments Light refreshments.
Admission Adult: £6.00
Child: Free

Accessibility

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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at 10 Alder Wynd at this time.

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

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at 10 Alder Wynd, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at 10 Alder Wynd are accessible to wheelchair users.

10 Alder Wynd is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.