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15 The Avenue

A contemporary garden designed by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Marcus Barnett. Four levels divided into rooms by beech hedging and columns: formal entertaining area, contemporary outdoor room, lawn and wildflower meadow. Over 100 hostas hug the house. Silver birch, cloud pruned box, ferns, grasses, tall bearded irises, contemporary sculptures.

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15 The Avenue
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About 15 The Avenue

A contemporary suburban garden designed by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Marcus Barnett and maintained by the owners. The 24m x 54m plot is split across four levels with steps and gravel paths, with an accessible paved sloping path from end to end. The garden is divided by hedges into a number of separate rooms; a formal entertaining area with modern outdoor building for use throughout the year, along with pergola, dining area and raised water feature; a lawn; and a wild flower meadow with further paved seating area. Key plants are 36 white stemmed silver birch Betula Jacquemontii ‘Doorenbos’, beech hedges and columns, cloud pruned and clipped box, ferns and grasses, and tall bearded irises. Over 100 hostas in pots hug the house. A number of contemporary sculptures are positioned within the garden in various mediums, including stone, bronze, glass and wood. The garden has featured on the ITV ‘Alan Titchmarsh Show’, BBC’s Garden Rescue, Channel 4 Garden of the Year 2022, and in ‘The English Garden’ magazine. Virtual garden tour available on the NGS web site.

Location details

15 The Avenue,
Sutton,
Surrey,
SM2 7QA

Directions to 15 The Avenue
By car: exit A217 onto Northey Av, 2nd R into The Ave. By train: 10 min walk from Cheam Stn. By bus: use 470. Not in ULEZ.

15 The Avenue openings

This garden has now completed its National Garden Scheme openings for this year.

Accessibility

  • Partial wheelchair access, terraced with steps; sloping path provides view of whole garden.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Yes, coaches are accepted at 15 The Avenue. Please get in touch with the owners for details.

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

There are no plants for sale for the time being.

Yes, one or more routes at 15 The Avenue are accessible to wheelchair users.

15 The Avenue is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.