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30 St Stephens Avenue

Number 30 has an informal gravel front garden; the Mediterranean style planting is tolerant of very dry conditions and poor soil. Clipped box, beech and hornbeam provide a framework for herbaceous planting and lawns in the back garden. Different sections inc sunken garden and a productive greenhouse.

Owner Info

  • Carol & Roger Harlow
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue
30 St Stephens Avenue

About 30 St Stephens Avenue

The informal south west facing gravel front garden at number 30, (established about 25 years ago) is planted with drought and heat tolerant plants such as scabious, fennel, achilleas and salvias. These plants love the very poor soil, gravel and rubble which has never been fertilised or improved.
The north east facing back garden is framed by a 70 year old beech hedge. The soil is flinty and really does not get a great deal of attention. Clipped hornbeam, beech and hawthorn trees provide a counterpoint to the relaxed planting. The long vibrant herbaceous border contrasts with the simple planting of the sunken garden and the mini meadow. The green house beyond the mini meadow is full of intense colour – pelargoniums, chillies and tomatoes – and very importantly, two chairs.
The hedges, trees and mini meadow attract birds, butterflies and insects. A gate beneath an apple arch frames the park beyond. The design and the feel of the garden guide the planting.

Location details

30 St Stephens Avenue,
St Albans,
Hertfordshire,
AL3 4AD

30 St Stephens Avenue openings

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

Refreshments Home-made teas.
Admission Adult: £7.00
Child: Free
Opening times 14:30-17:30

Accessibility

  • No information available at this time, please get in touch with the owners for details.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at 30 St Stephens Avenue at this time.

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

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at 30 St Stephens Avenue, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Sorry, 30 St Stephens Avenue does not yet accommodate wheelchair users.

30 St Stephens Avenue is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.