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A ½ acre, New Forest garden set in a borrowed landscape of mature native trees, full of birdsong in spring. Planted for year-round interest but best in spring for the varied hue and texture of the foliage of trees, shrubs and ferns forming a foil for bright spring bulbs, early herbaceous and flowering shrubs. A large fish pond, and kitchen garden with some raised bed for vegetables and dahlias. Opens By Arrangement from April to May for groups of between 1 and 12.
The garden has a number of secluded areas each with their own character inc a Mediterranean garden, decking with raised beds and a seating area with a living wall. An arched folly, bench and fish pond leads to a raised planting bed and fireplace adjacent to a summerhouse. There is a wide range of colourful plants, hanging baskets and a lower secluded decked area with a planted gazebo and statue. Opens By Arrangement from July to September for groups of between 1 and 20.
2 acre sloping south facing garden, newly restored, overlooking pasture. 100+ trees, sloping lawns and paths though wooded sections with massed daffodils and bluebells in spring. Newly planted rhododendrons in wooded area. This garden opens By Arrangement from March to September for groups of between 10 and 30.
2 acre garden in many parts. Lawn meandering through woodland with drifts of spring bulbs. Rose pergola with steps, pots with spring bulbs and later aeoniums. Fritillary and cowslip meadow. Walled herb garden with pool and exuberant planting. Orchard inc white garden and hot border. Opens By Arrangement from March to June for groups of all sizes.
Garden built around early C18 mill on idyllic isolated stretch of the River Test east of Whitchurch. Gardens have been built incrementally over 30 yrs with extensive bulbs planting; herbaceous borders with magnolia, irises, and tree peonies; summer and autumn borders; a traditional orchard and two small arboretums, one specialising in Japanese shrubs and trees. Opens By Arrangement from February to October for groups of all sizes.
Binsted Place, a C17 farmhouse with attractive local stone outbuildings, is surrounded by a series of garden rooms covering approx 1½ acres, enclosed by yew hedges and old walls. It is very traditional in style and inc many roses, pergolas, herbaceous borders, lily pond and a productive vegetable garden and orchards. Opens By Arrangement from June to September for groups of between 1 and 30.
The subtropics in Fareham! This small garden is influenced by the flora of Australia and New Zealand and inc many indigenous species and plants that are widely grown down under. The four climate zones; arid, temperate, lush and fertile and, a shady fernery, are all densely planted to make the most of dramatic foliage, from huge bananas to towering cordylines. Opens By Arrangement from July to August for groups of between 1 and 20.
A 2 acre garden surrounding a classic Queen Anne house (not open). Mixed planting to give interest from spring to late autumn. Herbaceous borders with a variety of colour themes. In later summer an emphasis on dahlias, salvias and grasses. This garden opens By Arrangement from June to September for groups of between of 6+.
Unique 100 acre ancient bluebell woodland. If you are a keen walker you will have much to explore on the long meandering paths and rides dotted with secluded seats. The wood is very challenging for those with mobility problems. Opens By Arrangement from April to May for groups of between 5 and 20.
Bluebell woodland garden in 2 acres with a perimeter woodland path inc treehouse, pebble garden, billabong, stumpery, ferny hollow, bug palace, waterpool, shepherd’s hut and a traditional cottage garden filled with herbs. The garden is maintained using eco-friendly methods as a haven for wild animals, butterflies, birds, bees and English bluebells. New feature children’s reading area. Opens By Arrangement from May to June for groups of between 1 and 30.
3½ acre garden set in lovely Hampshire countryside with views to Alice Holt. Divided into different areas by yew hedges and walled garden. Focussing on as long a season as possible on heavy clay. Two reflective pools help break up lawn areas; lots of flower borders and beds; mature trees. Working greenhouses and vegetable garden. Opens By Arrangement from May to June for groups of all sizes.
A colourful 1 acre garden, set within a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. Long, sweeping, colour themed mixed borders give lots of ideas for planting in sun and shade. Contrasting features and textures throughout the garden are enhanced by interesting sculptures. This garden opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of between 10 and 32.
4 acres in lovely unspoilt countryside, featuring rooms containing many unusual plants and different aspects with a spectacular arched rose walk, water rill, mirror pond, herbaceous and shrub borders. Newly designed by David Austin roses, an octagonal garden with 25 different varieties. This garden opens By Arrangement from May to July for groups of between 10 and 40.
Country Life called it ‘a great post-war garden’; historic 25 acre creation being renovated; dazzling spring rhododendrons and azaleas with bluebells; Japanese acers among ancient oak woodland and arboretum for autumn colour; koi, wildlife and Japanese ponds; lawns and contemporary beds of grass and perennials around stunning modern house (not open). Opens By Arrangement from April to November for groups of 10+.
The house was built in 1905, but the ¾ acre garden has been designed, planted and cared for since 1950 by two keen garden loving families. Azaleas, camellias, trilliums and erythroniums under old oaks and pines. Herbaceous cottage style borders with many unusual plants for year-round interest. Opens By Arrangement from April to May for groups of all sizes.
A beautiful 4 acre rural garden, with vineyard nestled on a gentle south facing slope, has been landscaped to draw the eye from one gentle terraced lawn to another with borders merging with the surrounding countryside and vines. Featuring a good selection of specimen trees, a walled garden, prairie planting and herbaceous borders. Millennium avenue of tulip trees. Opens By Arrangement from March to September for groups of 10+.
A 2 acre garden laid out in rooms overlooking the Itchen Valley, adjoining the Pilgrim’s Way. In winter come and see the snowdrops, aconites and crocus, plus borders of dogwoods, willow stems and white birches. A garden of structure with pleached hornbeams, rope-lined fountain garden, formal box-edged potager, a yew lined avenue and walks in adjoining meadows. Opens By Arrangement in February and March for groups of 6+.
Designed by Gertrude Jekyll, Durmast has contrasting hot and cool colour borders, formal rose garden edged with lavender and a long herbaceous border. Many old trees, Victorian rockery and orchard with beautiful spring bulbs. Rare azaleas; Fama, Princeps and Gloria Mundi from Ghent. This garden opens By Arrangement from April to August for groups of all sizes.
The planting in this large garden reflects our interest in trees, shrubs, fruit and vegetables. A wide variety of herbaceous plants provide colour and are placed in sweeping mixed borders that carry the eye down the long garden to the orchard and beyond. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 1 and 30.
3 acre partly walled plantsman’s garden for all seasons. Large borders filled with a wide variety of unusual shrubs and perennials with imaginative plant combinations culminating in a profusion of colour in late summer. Hidden, secluded areas reveal surprise views of garden and village rooftops. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of all sizes.
This garden is packed with almost 2000 plants. The collection of over 1700 hosta cultivars is one of the largest in England. Hostas are displayed at eye level to give a wonderful tapestry of foliage and colour. Islamic garden, waterfall and stream garden, cottage garden. Talks given to garden clubs. Opens By Arrangement in July for groups of between 1 and 20.
⅔ acre garden close to town centre and Heath Pond. Greenhouse and succulent collection. Tropical plants, acers, small woodland walk. 30 metre long border with shade loving plants inc many hostas and ferns. Patio garden, seasonal pots and late summer herbaceous border. Opens By Arrangement from Jun 2023 to Sep 2023 for groups of all sizes.
1¼ acre garden surrounded by working farmland with views to Butser Hill and boats in Chichester Harbour. Trees, shrubs, colourful herbaceous borders and small walled garden with herbs, vegetables and trained fruit trees. Large pond and woodland walk with shade-loving plants. Opens By Arrangement from June to September for groups of between 12+.
This 14 acre spring woodland garden was laid out in 1893. An embarkation point for D-Day, the lighthouse in the garden now marks the entrance to the Beaulieu River. Distinct areas inc walled garden with camellias, coastal walk overlooking the Solent, woodland with mature magnolias and rhododendrons, arboretum with drifts of spring bulbs, wildlife ponds plus formal areas with a wishing well! Opens By Arrangement from April to June for groups of between 10 and 25.
This walled, sheltered naturalistic garden is worth visiting in all seasons, and is specially exciting in spring. There are many established flower beds and climbers, and a traditional kitchen garden. Also free range bantams, a field of English wild flowers and many butterflies. Opens By Arrangement from February to August for groups of all sizes.
A classic English country garden of about 2 acres surrounding a Regency former rectory (not open). Formal lawns and terrace provide tranquil views over parkland. A large walled garden with topiary and roses full of interesting herbaceous plants and climbers for successional interest. Opens By Arrangement all year for groups of 20+.
Herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, a small orchard, greenhouses, fruit cage, vegetable garden and a small wildflower meadow area. Beehives in one corner of the garden and chickens in another corner. A feature of the garden is an unusual natural swimming pond. Opens By Arrangement all year for groups 15+.
Small, 8 metre x 8 metre, modern city garden incorporating family living with lush tropical foliage. A large range of unusual tropical style plants inc tree ferns, bananas, cannas, gingers and dahlias. The garden has flourished over the last 6 yrs into a tropical oasis with many plants grown from seeds and cuttings. Tropical plant enthusiasts do come to have a cuppa in the jungle! Opens By Arrangement from July to September for groups of between 5 and 12.
½ acre garden to be featured in new series of ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh’ in spring 2023. Winding paths lead through colourful mixed borders to fish pond, stream, rockery and summerhouse. Rose garden with arbour. Planting designed for year-round colour and interest using foliage as well as flowers. Many sitting areas and some unusual plants. Opens By Arrangement from May to August for groups of between 10 and 30.
A garden for all seasons, developed over 50 yrs into a profusely planted, contemporary cottage garden in peaceful surroundings. There is a constantly changing display in pots, starting with tulips and continuing with many unusual plants. This garden opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of all sizes.
A 1½ acre garden hidden behind a C16 thatched cottage (not open). Borders burst with cottage garden plants and a pond provides the soothing sound of water. A pergola of roses, clematis and honeysuckle leads to many fine specimen trees. A productive garden with fruit trees, fruit cage and raised vegetable beds. Enjoy the wildflower area and gypsy caravan. Opens By Arrangement from May to September for groups of between 10 and 40.
Trout Cottage is a small paved walled garden off the High St. It will hopefully inspire those with small spaces and little time to achieve tranquillity and beauty. There are seating areas, approx 180 plants flowering for almost 10 months of the yr. Opens By Arrangement for June and July for groups of between 1 and 10.
Evolving suburban water garden. Enjoy spring colour from azaleas, rhododendrons and bulbs then summer colour from perennials, water lilies and tropical plants. A lawn meanders between informal beds and ponds, and bridges lead to a tranquil pergola seating area overlooking a wildlife pond. A rockery is skirted by a stream and a waterfall tumbles into a large lily pond home to dragonflies. This garden opens By Arrangement from Apr 2023 to Aug 2023 for groups of between 10 and 30.
Situated on a rural hilltop with panoramic views over Alice Holt Forest and the South Downs. The owner admits to being much more of an artist than a plantswoman, but has had great fun creating this 1½ acre garden full of interesting and unusual planting combinations. The sweeping mixed borders and shrubs are spectacular with colour throughout the season, particularly in late summer. Opens By Arrangement from April to October for groups of 10+.
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