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Blatherwycke Hall was demolished in the 1940s and its gardens lost. In 2011 the renovation of the derelict 4 acre walled gardens started. So far, a large kitchen garden, wall trained fruit trees, extensive herbaceous borders, parterre, wildflower meadows, tropical bed, shrub borders and large arboretum have been planted. Opens Sunday 23rd July.
An established garden sloping downward from east to west with many trees, shrubs, roses, perennials and bulbs. Small pond, terrace with wisteria covered pergola leads past the rock garden to the lower patio, a larger pond with pergola, decking, climbing roses, jasmine and clematis. Opens Sunday 21st May.
Please come and celebrate summer in the woods when the roses and lillies will have taken over from the azaleas and rhododendrons. A wonderful opportunity to see all that has been developed in the woods since Timothy Whiteley acquired them in 1980 with the continuation of his legacy. Opens Saturday 15th July.
Enjoy a warm welcome in this village with its very attractive rural setting of rolling hills and reservoirs. We have a group of seven contrasting gardens for you to visit this yr. Several of us are passionate about growing fruit and vegetables, and walled kitchen gardens and a potager are an important part of our gardening. Opens Sunday 7th May.
⅓ acre rear garden of C17 cottage (not open). Early spring garden with snowdrops and hellebores, summer and autumn mixed borders, many obelisks and containers, kitchen garden, herb bed, rambling roses and at least 60 different hostas. Opens Sunday 4th and 25th June.
An Edwardian home set in ½ acre with different levels of patio areas and surrounded by trees. A rose garden with English rose varieties everywhere inc climbers on walls, a rose frame and a very long pergola winding its way down to a pear tree with seating and borders. Opens Sunday 23rd April, 2nd and 23rd July and 27th August.
Six wonderful gardens in the historic village of Little Brington, nestled in the Northamptonshire farmlands will open for the NGS. They offer a variety of shapes, sizes and styles, from more formal planting to relaxed cottage gardens, along with a variety of vegetable gardens on show too. Opens Sunday 25th June.
Nine gardens in the historic villages of Long Buckby and Long Buckby Wharf, inc a new garden and a reopening one. The gardeners have been busy creating new borders, features and extensively replanting, offering our visitors something new to enjoy. We welcome visitors old and new to see our wonderful variety of gardens which offer something for everyone. Opens Sunday 23rd July.
A friendly village with horses exercising daily and often sheep being herded through. The gardens opening are varied from a completely organic garden with many flowering plants and vegetables to a small terraced garden with hidden paths, sculptures and obelisks made from prunings. Opens Sunday 4th June and 20th August.
The vicarage days bequeathed dramatic and stately trees to the modern garden. The last 40 yrs of evolution and the happy accidents of soil-type, and a striking location with lovely vistas have shaped the garden around all the things that makes spring so thrilling, inc prodigious sweeps of primulas. Opens Monday 8th May.
Attractive village in Northamptonshire uplands near to Ravensthorpe reservoir and Top Ardles Wood Woodland Trust which have bird watching and picnic opportunities. Established and developing gardens set in beautiful countryside displaying a wide range of plants, many available from the nursery that now only opens on NGS open days. Opens Sunday 2nd July.
We have been developing this romantic garden for over 15 yrs and now have over 1800 roses, inc English, French and Italian varieties. Many unusual water features and specimen trees. Roses, scramblers and ramblers climb into trees, over arbours and arches. Opens Sunday 18th and 25th June.
As well as attractive cottage gardens alongside old Northampton stone houses, Spratton also has unusual gardens, inc those showing good use of a small area; those dedicated to encouraging wildlife with views of the surrounding countryside; newly renovated gardens and those with new planting; courtyard garden; gravel garden with sculpture; mature gardens with fruit trees and herbaceous borders. Opens Sunday 11th June.
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