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Medium sized garden, with a Japanese theme inc a zen garden, Japanese tea house, koi pond, more than 20 different varieties of Acers, many choice alpines, Trilliums, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Cornus, Hamamelis and dwarf conifers. Over 150 different varieties of Snowdrops in spring. Large greenhouse. Opens Sunday 18th February.
1 acre garden with lots of different areas, silver birch walk, wildlife pond with seating, apple tree garden, Mediterranean planted area and lawns surrounded with herbaceous plants and shrubs. Patio area with climbing roses and wisteria. There is also a utility garden with greenhouses, vegetables in beds, herbs and perennial flower beds, lawn and fruit cage. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 21st February to July for groups of up to 50.
The garden is set on a hillside, which provides lovely views across the village, and comprises three distinct areas: firstly, a cottage style garden; then a series of water features inc a stream and a ‘champagne’ pond; and finally at the top there is a vegetable plot, small orchard and wildflower meadow. The ponds attract great crested and common newts, frogs, toads and grass snakes. Opens Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June with 109 Brook Street.
South facing, ¾ acre, gently sloping garden with views to open country. Modern garden with mature features. Patio with roses and clematis, wildlife and fish ponds, mixed borders, vegetable garden, orchard, hot garden and woodland garden. Something for everyone. Opens Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June with 88 Brook Street.
Redesigned in 2000 by the owner based on C18 plans. A chain of five lakes (covering 10 acres) and several ironstone walled gardens all interconnected. Lakeside woodland walk. Planting for year-round interest. Landscaper trained under plantswoman Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House. Beautiful C13 church open. Opens Sunday 19th May with The Old Rectory, Goadby Marwood.
A site of just under 2½ acres containing an unusual collection of trees and shrubs, many from Francis Hammond’s original planting dating from 1913 to 1936 whilst headmaster of the school. Species from America, China and Japan with malus and philadelphus walks and a moat. Proud owners of three champion trees identified by national specialist and 37 which are the best in Leicestershire. Opens Sunday 6th October.
This garden has been evolving over the last 13yrs. Borders have developed with a mixture of perennials, roses and shrubs. A winding path leads to a shepherd’s hut and open views of countryside. In 2013 Betula jacquemontii, Sorbus Joseph Rock, amelanchier and Acer trees were planted. Kitchen garden upgraded with paths and pergola arch. Garden seating offers a delightful setting to relax in. Opens Sunday 14th July.
A S facing plot of land nestled between the village of Groby and Markfield approx 1 acre in size. The hidden treasures are deceptive from the front of the property which sits on one of the main trunk roads out of Leicester. Packed with interest and created over the last 20 years from a dishevelled overgrown plot you will be presented with a garden full of delight. Opens from Saturday 10th August to Sunday 18th August.
2 acre garden with stunning views across Charnwood countryside. Near the house are patios, lawns, water feature, flower and shrub beds, fruit trees, soft fruit cage, greenhouses and vegetable plots. Lawns slope down to gravel garden, large wildlife pond and small areas of woodland with walks through many species of trees. Over 50 garden statues and ornaments. Many places to sit and relax. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to September for groups of between 15 and 50.
A large, sloping garden of ¾ acre with wonderful views. Enter via a side gate and follow a narrow path opening up into what feels like a large secret garden, different levels and spaces add to this illusion enabling you to admire the planting and views. This is a well established plantsman’s garden with many unusual plants, inc a collection of Asters and Benton irises. Opens Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May.
½ acre garden set around Blackfordby’s ‘hidden’ listed thatched cottage, which itself is more than 300 years old. In total there are 3.4 acres of paddocks, front and rear gardens to explore with an extensive display of snowdrops (inc a named collection in rear garden) as well as Hellebores throughout. Later in spring the display changes to Snakes Heads and mature Magnolias. Opens Sunday 18th February.
⅔ acre beautiful country garden full of colour, formal design, softened by cottage style planting. Modern sculptures. Large herbaceous borders, vegetable plots, pond, greenhouse, shady area, colour-themed borders. Extensive collections in pots, home to everything from alpines to trees. Trees with attractive bark. Many clematis and roses. Dramatic arched pergola. Constantly changing garden. Opens Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.
Set within the grounds of the Glenfield Hospital, the Secret Garden is 1 acre in size, hidden behind the walls of a Victorian Walled garden which has been lovingly designed and restored for the benefit of all those who visit it and in consideration of the rich history and heritage of the garden and the wider Leicester Frith site. Opens Saturday 22nd June and Saturday 20th July.
4 acre country house garden; fine trees and shrubs with wide herbaceous borders and sweeping striped lawn. Good display of bulbs in spring, roses June and July. Walled grey garden; nepeta walk arched with roses, parterre with box and roses. Mediterranean garden. Heated greenhouse, potager with topiary, water feature garden and sculptures. Open various dates in June and July.
Large garden with splendid views of the countryside. Fantastic colourful display of bedding plants, all raised from seeds and cuttings. Many seasonal containers. Wildlife pond. Greenhouse and polytunnel. Extensive collection of ornaments. Opens as part of Market Bosworth Gardens on Sunday 7th July.
¾ acre garden re-established by current owner. Beautiful blue cedar trees, specimen tulip tree. Variety of trees, plants and bushes reinstated. Original bog garden and natural pond. Koi pond maturing well; glass garden room holds exhibitions and recitals. Vegetable plot. Cowslips and bulbs in Springtime. Unusual plants, trees and shrubs. Contemporary area added 2020. Quiet and tranquil oasis. Opens various dates throughout the year.
Welcome to our small newly created contemporary garden with a hint of far away places! The largest feature is one of the oldest flowering plants, the imposing magnolia- where we seek shade in the hammock. Centrally located is the slate water feature and indeed Welsh slate features a lot. Various containers/pots have seasonal flowers and herbs. Our love of travelling is reflected in our garden! Opens as part of Market Bosworth Gardens on Sunday 7th July.
Westbrooke House is a late Victorian property built in 1887. The gardens comprise 6 acres in total and are approached through a tree lined driveway of mature limes and giant redwoods. Key features are walled flower garden, walled kitchen garden, fernery, lower garden, wildlife pond, spring garden, lawns, woodland paths and a meadow with a wildflower area, ha-ha and hornbeam avenue. Opens Sunday 28th April, 26th May and 23rd June.
Organically managed small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. Rare and unusual plants, many grown from seed. Formal box parterre, courtyard garden, alpines, herbaceous borders, woodland areas with unusual ferns, small wildlife pond, greenhouse, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Collection of Snowdrops. Recycled materials used to make quirky garden ornaments and water feature. Opens on various dates throughout the year.
Former Georgian farm in 2 acres of country garden. Beautiful views. Box, yew and beech hedges divide a cottage garden of gaily coloured perennials and roses; a formal herb garden; a pergola draped with climbing plants; an old courtyard with roses, shrubs and trees. Herbaceous borders lead to pools with water lilies and informal cascade. Orchard, wild garden and lake. Home for lots of wildlife. Opens for By Arrangement visits from June to 15th September for groups of between 20 and 40.
Wigston Gardens consists of five relatively small gardens all within a 2m radius of each other. There is something different to see at each garden from traditional and formal to a taste of the exotic via wildflowers, upcycling and interesting artefacts, prairie style planting and our new garden this year with a wildlife pond, borders, fruit and vegetable area and patio bedding. A couple of the gardens are within walking distance of one another but you will need to travel by car to visit all of the gardens in the group or it will make for quite a long walk and you’ll need your comfy shoes. Opens Saturday 13th and 14th July.
A wrap around garden that naturally creates a series of rooms with cottage garden style borders. There is a white garden with small water feature; a rose and clematis covered pergola; a lavender hedge leading to a lower courtyard garden containing raised beds for flowers and herbs around a sundial; a small fruit and vegetable plot and a gravel garden. Opens as part of Willoughby Gardens on Sunday 14th July.
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