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Overstroud Cottage

Artistic chalk garden on two levels. Collection of C17/C18 plants inc auriculas, hellebores, bulbs, pulmonarias, peonies, geraniums, herbs and succulents. Many antique species and rambling roses. Potager and lily pond. Blue and white ribbon border. Cottage was once C17 fever house for Missenden Abbey.

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Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage
Overstroud Cottage

About Overstroud Cottage

This cottage garden, reminiscent of the late Margery Fish’s garden (East Lambrook Manor in Somerset), is carved out of an old chalk quarry; the soil is therefore alkaline.

An artistic colour schemed garden on two levels where visitors will find the popular flowers and herbs of the 17th & 18th centuries including auricular, hellebores, spring bulbs, pulmonaria, geraniums, peonies and antique roses.

Divided into specific areas relating to each season, the surrounding woodland setting provides the backdrop to a garden of year-round interest. In June/July it is festooned with rambler roses: Rambling Rector, Filipes Kiftsgate, Longicuspis, Paul’s Himalayan Musk, Kew Rambler and Frances Lester.

There is a lily pond, and a potager edged with ‘step-over’ apples is featured in Joy Larkcom’s book, ‘Creative Vegetable Gardening’.

Soft colours are of prime importance as the property is situated on a B road. Traffic noise has been lessened by growing barriers; a layered hedge, a row of hornbeams and an ivy ‘fedge’ which forms the backdrop to a mini wildflower meadow

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Location details

Overstroud Cottage,
Great Missenden,
Buckinghamshire,
HP16 9QE

Directions to Overstroud Cottage
Turn E off A413 at Great Missenden onto B485 Frith Hill to Chesham Rd. White Gothic cottage set back in lay-by, 100yds uphill on L. Parking on R at church.

Overstroud Cottage openings

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits for groups of between 15 and 20.

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: Free
Child: Free

Accessibility

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FAQs

Payment is by cash only. Please get in touch with the owners for more details.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at Overstroud Cottage at this time.

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

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Overstroud Cottage, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Sorry, Overstroud Cottage does not yet accommodate wheelchair users.

Yes. Overstroud 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.