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21 Chestnut Road

A ⅓ acre in a central village location. Behind the hedge awaits the owner designed garden full of colour, scent and full of inspirational ideas for gardening in sun, shade, wet or dry areas. Experience nature inspired formal, naturalistic, and themed areas with statues, fairies, ponds, and a productive fruit and vegetable area. Paintings, plants and bug boxes usually available for sale (% to NGS).

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About 21 Chestnut Road

Originally Tennis Courts the garden was created over 60 years ago, but since 2000 it has been redesigned leading to first opening for the NGS in 2006. Visitors can look forward to a relaxed and friendly environment where all ages can find something of interest.
Many regular visitors are now considered friends and many new first timers promise to come back, some having travelled long distances to support the garden and the NGS Charities.
The 1/3 acre garden demonstrates how with a little imagination and given time, a garden can become magical! The ever popular and growing fairy garden has proved a real talking point as well as a photo opportunity. Loved equally as much by adults as children.
Nestled in the business end of the garden there are fruit trees, vegetables, greenhouse and perennial wildflowers, the area demonstrates how to cope with difficult growing conditions.
As a complete opposite the front garden is more formal with a reflective pool, rose arches and statues an example of a front garden without a lawn!
Be prepared for the ‘wow’ moment as you move through to the main garden and be amazed at how much can be packed in, with perennial, shrub and bulb borders, rose pergola and summerhouse set over a pond. There is a perfect place to enjoy homemade teas and cake. The boundaries are hidden and a very sheltered area leads through the hedge to the secret garden. Plants propagated from the garden are usually on sale and can be seen in situ giving an idea of the conditions they prefer.
There is usually original, home made from recycled products, bug houses and bird boxes along side plants for sale. Art work by the owner will be on exhibition, with a donation made to the NGS for any sales made on open days.
Both Mary and Iain will be on hand to answer your questions about the garden..
As part of your visit, enjoy Brockenhurst Village, where you may well see ponies, donkeys even cattle roaming freely – part of everyday life in the New Forest. A short walk away is the C13 church of St. Nicholas, picturesque and historic home to New Zealand War Graves. See parish website for more information.
Brockenhurst main line station and the village car-park, are less than 10 minutes walk away. Chestnut Road is a small cul-de-sac, please respect our neighbours when parking.
For open days please use public car park which is only a short walk away. Dogs on short leads are also welcome.

21 Chestnut Road features

  • Cashless
  • Children Very Welcome
  • Cottage Garden
  • Dog friendly
  • Groups Welcome
  • Historical Garden
  • Plants for sale
  • Refreshments
  • Roses
  • Tours Welcome
  • Tulips
  • Vegetable Area
  • Wildlife Garden

Location details

21 Chestnut Road,
SO42 7RF

Directions to 21 Chestnut Road
Please use village car park. Limited parking for those less mobile in road. Leave M27 J2, follow Heavy Lorry Route. Mainline station less than 10 min walk.

21 Chestnut Road openings


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Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at 21 Chestnut Road at this time.

Yes, dogs are welcome at 21 Chestnut Road. Please keep the dogs on fixed short leads in the garden and keep in mind that you are responsible for controlling the dog’s behaviour. For any specific rules please ask the owners.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at 21 Chestnut Road, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Sorry, 21 Chestnut Road does not yet accommodate wheelchair users.

Yes. 21 Chestnut Road 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.