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Woodpeckers

A journey through a horticultural designer’s own garden where plants take centre stage in succession, providing year-round colour and interest. Three rooms, each with a different planting style and purpose: vibrant colours in the jewel's amphitheatre, leafy textures and pastels in the social room, glasshouse and grow your own productive area.

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About Woodpeckers

Ahead of a major improvement work on the property, garden renovation and redesign started in 2021. To make the best use of space, three rooms were created, each with a different planting style and purpose to provide succession and year-round interest and colour. Sustainability and ‘green approach’ resulted in significantly reducing the size of lawn, incorporating a 7500 litre capacity rainwater harvesting tank and green roofs on all garden buildings, amongst other eco features. Modern living space links indoors with outdoors and provides year-round views into the garden, hence planting is designed to provide a dramatic change as the seasons progress. It has followed the ‘right plant in the right place’ principle in an experimental way to test the boundaries, experiment with planting combinations and horticultural techniques. Experience strong, vibrant colours in the jewels amphitheatre that comes to its best mid to late summer. Enjoy a romantic rose corner in early summer, with leafy textures and soft pastels around the shady social & entertaining space. Glasshouse used for propagation in spring bursts with homegrown produce later in the season. Work is ongoing to further develop ‘grow-your-own’ area with a collection of soft and top fruit as well as formation of a National Plant Collection of Nandina domestica.

Location details

Woodpeckers,
Woking,
Surrey,
GU22 7SD

Directions to Woodpeckers
Please use Woking Leisure Centre car park (GU22 9BA) & follow signs for garden entrance. Coach parking available.

Woodpeckers openings

You can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Cream teas.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free
Opening times 12:00-17:00

You can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Cream teas.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free
Opening times 12:00-17:00

You can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Cream teas.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free
Opening times 12:00-17:00

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from 3 May to 9 September for groups of between 10 and 35.

Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.

Refreshments Cream teas.
Admission Adult: £5.00
Child: Free

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.

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

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

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

Sorry, Woodpeckers does not yet accommodate wheelchair users.

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