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The garden surrounds the Georgian Old Rectory. It contains many species of trees, ranging in age from centuries-old to very young saplings. In early June, the rose garden is about to flower, and so the garden’s principal attractions are the rhododendrons, the wisteria, the hostas, and a sea of cow parsley in the woods around the gravel path. Opens Saturday 3rd June.
Our mature 70’x15′ town garden is divided into rooms and bisected by a pond with a bridge. It is brimming with unusual hardy perennials, inc collections of ferns and hostas. David Austin roses chosen for their scent feature throughout, inc a 30′ rose arch. Opens Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.
From a walled garden with colourful mixed borders to a potager approached along a woodland path, this mature cottage garden combines extensive perennial planting with many unusual shrubs and specimen trees. With colourful herbaceous borders and unusual small trees and shrubs this quintessential cottage garden is divided into several rooms. Opens Sunday 4th June.
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. Opens every Wednesday in June.
88 Brook Street 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. 109 Brook Street is a 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. Opens 10th and 11th June.
2 acre garden with mature and specimen trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia grandiflora, wisterias. Two lily ponds and stream. Three lawn areas surrounded by herbaceous and shrub borders. Woodland walk. Pergola with clematis and roses, hosta collection and two rockeries, fern bed. Opens Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June.
Victorian walled garden approx 70’x80′ with traditional cottage garden planting, referred to as Higgledy Piggledy because of the random planting. Managed by a group of volunteers with much replanting during past 2 years. Garden located in the grounds of a historic museum, (an extra charge applies). Opens Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June.
A small town house garden packed with hardy perennials surrounded by climbing roses and clematis. A pond and rose arch complete the picture to make it an enclosed peaceful haven filled with colour and scent. Lots of inexpensive plants for sale besides a refreshing cuppa and slice of cake. Opens Sunday 11th June.
Approximately ½ acre garden divided into a series of garden rooms, with formal and informal planting and featuring specimen Sequoia sempervirens and Cedrus libani. Inc formal white garden, upper garden, rose garden, sunken Italian garden, lawn, mixed border, paths with rose and wisteria pergola and laburnum arch, Edwardian conservatory, Tuscan garden and well garden with raised beds. Opens Sunday 11th June.
⅓ acre garden developed over 43 yrs with mature choice trees and shrubs, old and modern shrub roses, fern garden, wildlife garden inc barrel pond, alpine troughs, seasonal containers and mixed herbaceous borders, planted with a garden designer’s eye and a plantsman’s passion. Opens Sunday 11th June.
As well as being a private home, the C13 estate of Nevill Holt Hall is also home to Nevill Holt Opera. In addition to having an award winning theatre, the grounds also boast 3 walled gardens and an impressive modern sculpture collection. When we open in June this year the opera festival will be in full swing – the gardens climaxing – the perfect backdrop to Nevill Holts’ country summerhouse opera. Opens Sunday 18th June.
Lovely views overlooking the Welland Valley, this 2 acre garden has been developed from a sloping brickyard rubbish plot over 35 yrs. There is a kitchen garden, orchard, herbaceous borders filled with roses, perennials and shrubs, paths and many pots, filled with succulents, herbs and colourful annuals. Opens Friday 23rd 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 24th June.
2 acres in leafy hamlet, lots of interest. Main garden has lawns, many colourful shrubs and tree-lined cobbled paths. Walled garden with fishpond, pergola with climbers and cottage garden planting. Rewilding meadow with paths and open views. Always new things to find! Opens Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June.
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. Opens Sunday 25th June.
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 25th June.
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