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Shieling

1 acre garden restored to its original 1920s design. Formal front garden with island beds and shrub borders. Unusual large rock garden and mixed borders with collection of beautiful slug free hostas and uncommon woodland perennials and acid loving plants, a new shrub border and a stumpery. Lots for children to do with play area, Wendy house and amazing treehouse. Plant list provided for visitors.

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About Shieling

This garden was renovated 20 years ago to restore it to the original 1920s design in keeping with the house which was built in 1920. The garden was designed by Jill Fenwick.

The one acre plot includes a formal front garden with some interesting shrubs and trees including rhododendrons and a Magnolia, Ginkgo and Acer griseum.
The back garden includes a large rockery , several woodland areas, a South African gravel border, herbaceous borders and a woodland border with native hedging . There are some lovely old trees – conifers, Malus, birches, Liquidambar, cherries and plums, sweet chestnut and Acers. This garden has year long interest but is especially colourful in April and May with spring bulbs, rhododendron in flower and many old fashioned perennials . There are winding paths and areas with benches to sit and look at the garden. There are about twenty different hosta and over a dozen interesting ferns. Newly built stumpery and several mixed borders planted in 2018/19

Play area, toys, amazing tree house and Wendy House in woodland glade for children.

Location details

Shieling,
Tadworth,
Surrey,
KT20 6PQ

Directions to Shieling
Off A217, gated entrance just before church on S-bound side of dual carriageway after Tadworth r'about. ¾m walk from station. Parking on The Warren or by church on A217.

Shieling openings

For this open day you can book your tickets in advance. Click on the yellow button below to book or you can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of The Childrens Trust.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free
Opening times 12:00-16:00

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from 25 February to August for groups of between 10 and 30.

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: £5.00
Child: Free

Accessibility

  • Some narrow paths in back garden. Otherwise, resin drive, grass and paths easy for wheelchairs.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

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

Yes, dogs are welcome at Shieling. 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 Shieling, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Shieling are accessible to wheelchair users.

Yes. Shieling 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.