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The main garden has a roofed pergola with clematis growing around it and a raised pond. The Chinese garden laid with gravel has two water features, stone dragons and budda. There is a working miniature railway in the garden shed. The churchyard contains a wildlife pond, colourful herbaceous borders and a fairy house for children. Visits by arrangement May to September for groups of 5 to 20. Please order refreshments on booking.
¾ acre year-round plantsperson’s garden with many rare and unusual plants. Herbaceous borders and island beds, pond, rockery, rose garden, and autumn hot bed. Many stone features built with reclaimed materials. Shrubs and rhododendrons, Koi pond and waterfall, hosta and fern walk. Opens By Arrangement for June and July for groups of all sizes.
Nestled in the oldest part of Trawden villlage and rolling Lancashire countryside, this mature and evolving country garden surrounds a 400 yr old grade II listed property (not open); featuring a parterre, lawns, herbaceous borders, shrubbery, wildlife pond with bridge to seating area and a hidden summerhouse in a woodland area. Plentiful seating throughout. Some uneven paths and gradients. Visits by arrangement 1st June to 29th September for groups of 10 +
The Chorley-based children’s hospice provides respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people from across the North West and South Cumbria. The gardens at the hospice help to create an atmosphere of relaxation, tranquillity and joy. Distinct areas including the seaside garden, the sensory garden, the memorial garden and the Smile Park adventure playground. Visits also by arrangement all year round for groups of all sizes.
Nestled high on the side of Longridge Fell, with beautiful long-reaching views across the Ribble Valley, the gardens surround the old farmhouse and buildings. The gardens are ever evolving and inc an acre of perennial wildflower meadows, wildlife ponds, woodland areas and cottage gardens. There are plentiful areas to sit and take in the views. Visits also by arrangement 1st June to 14th July for groups of 15 +
The project covers over an acre inc a huge variety of organic veg, wildlife pond, insect hotels, formal flower and Japanese garden, potager, cut flower and woodland garden. See the mock Elizabethan strawbale build, the witch’s hat, & railway station. Stroll down the pergola walk to the secret annual wildflower meadow, orchard & theatre. Visits also by arrangement 26th June to 26th September. Open on Wednesdays & Thursdays each week.
Wildlife- and plant-lovers’ garden developed from Victorian cottage plot and adjoining field. Series of themed spaces to delight the senses and the mind. Courtyard, ponds, mixed borders, kitchen garden, perennial meadow, orchard, developing woodland, many places to sit and relax. Visits by arrangement May to September for groups of 10 to 30.
The Inn at Whitwell is a charming C17 wedding venue, hotel, gastro pub and restaurant on the banks of the River Hodder. The kitchen garden with an Alhambra style rill is a sight to behold with seasonal fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and herbs grown for the hotel. The piggery garden is a quintessential cottage garden with daffodils, tulips, wisteria, climbing roses, hydrangea and lavender. Visits by arrangement 2nd April to 30th September for groups of 10 to 50.
Nestling in the beautiful village of Treales this generously sized Japanese garden has many authentic and unique Japanese features, alongside its 2 ponds linked by a stream. The stroll garden leads down to the tea house garden. The planting and the meandering pathways blend together to create a tranquil meditative garden in which to relax. New additions complete four Japanese garden styles. Visits by arrangement 1st May to 1st September for groups of 8 to 30.
A town garden overflowing with a wide variety of bee friendly planting. It includes a gravel garden, jewel garden, shady textured borders and a sunny raised bed with perennials, roses and clematis. A large Victorian style glasshouse has been added with a collection of pelargoniums, succulents, aeoniums and cacti. There is also a pond, and many alpine troughs. Visits by arrangement 9th June to 28th July for groups of 6 to 20.
Slate steps lead you from a courtyard to a series of garden rooms punctuated with seating areas, each with their own atmosphere. Immerse yourself in topiary, bonsai, looser grasses and perennials, vegetables, water features, wild flowers and intimate spaces. Glorious views to the south and east, reward you, from the oak arbour and terrace at the top of the garden. Bees and butterflies abound! Visits by arrangement 19th June to 13th September for groups of 10 to 30.
The unique and quirky garden at Mill Barn is a delight, or rather a series of delights. Along the River Darwin, through the tiny secret grotto, past the suspension bridge and view of the fairytale tower, visitors can stroll past folly, sculptures, lily pond, and lawns, enjoy the naturally planted flowerbeds, then enter the secret garden and through it the pathways of the wooded hillside beyond. Visits by arrangement 27th April to 4th August for groups of 6 to 30
A rural garden extending to about 3¼ acres with a summer flowering meadow, stream, trees, shrubs, herbaceous planting, vegetable plot and stumpery. Various seating areas to rest and enjoy local wildlife and the surrounding views. Winter/spring interest from snowdrops, hellebores, daffodils and tulips. New projects always underway. Visits by arrangement 25th February to 28th July for groups of 12 to 24.
Moss Park is a stunning, award winning allotment site in Stretford, Manchester. Wide grass paths flanked by pretty flower borders give way to a large variety of well-tended plots bursting with ideas to try at home, from insect hotels to unusual fruits and vegetables. Take tea and cake on the lawn outside the quirky society clubhouse that looks like a beamed country pub. Visits by arrangement all year round, for groups of all sizes.
Recently restored medium sized gardens of Grade II* vernacular Georgian vicarage comprising both formal and informal planting and statuary as the garden narrows to follow the woodland stream which runs through it. There are 6 separate areas/rooms which gradually merge into the surrounding trees ending several hundred yards from the frontage to the property. Visits by arrangement 1st June to 20th September for groups of 15 to 30
A mature walled garden surrounding a Victorian house with formal and informal planting mainly cottage garden style, accessed by bark and gravel paths. Bee friendly planting with constantly changing island beds and herbaceous borders, Newly planted echiums for 2024. Visits by arrangement 1st May to 1st August for groups of 10 to 50.
This beautiful multi-award winning garden inc a newly planted Mediterranean terrace, an ornamental garden with stunning herbaceous borders, organic kitchen potager with large greenhouse and tranquil woodland garden. Fabulous container plantings throughout add to its continued appeal as a garden that is ‘Absolutely wonderful to walk through’ and ‘an unforgettable experience’ for visitors. Visits by arrangement June to August for groups of up to 30.
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