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Fovant House is a former Rectory set in about 3 acres of formal garden (house not open). In 2016 the garden was redesigned by Arabella Lennox Boyd. Garden inc 60m herbaceous border, terraces and parterre. A range of mature trees inc cedars, copper beech and lime. Opens Saturday 1st June.
12 acres of English country gardens with 26 distinct areas each with a strong theme based on colour, scent or style. Original 1920s Arts & Crafts plan inspired the design and combines classic style with more contemporary touches, inc specially commissioned sculpture. Opens Wednesday 5th June.
The nursery garden is a haven where the wildlife that shares our site abounds. Many rare specimen evergreen and deciduous trees can be seen, underplanted with hardy perennials. A lush green oasis, shady in the heat of the summer and pleasant to wander around any time of the year. Year-round seasonal interest from winter flowering shrubs into the colour of summer. Opens Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June.
Delightful garden evolved by the owners over the past 40 yrs. Meander via the mown paths through beautiful trees and shrubs with unique features, many of which enable the abundance of wildlife. Different areas with gravel, where plants self seed and wild flowers thrive. The planting and artistic use of unusual containers will give you lots of inspiration. Opens Thursday 6th, Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th June with The Botanic Nursery.
This glorious French-style 4 acre garden surrounds a listed C17 manor house with moats and a C16 dovecote Its many rooms are furnished with specimen trees, fountains and statues to focus the eye. Known for its stunning displays of old roses, it also has swathes of spring bulbs, wisteria, bearded iris, a water garden in the old canal, plus extensive vegetable and herb gardens. Opens Thursday 6th June, pre-booking essential.
A relaxed family garden embracing C18 architecture (inc a rustic dairy) and defined by its long, south facing wall. There are lawns and wildflower meadows, mixed borders and climbers, a magnolia grove and a vegetable garden with greenhouse. Evolving under the stewardship of Pip Morrison, the garden utilises a ha-ha to sit comfortably in the surrounding wooded parkland with views out to the surrounding hills and the Alton Barnes chalk-horse. Opens Saturday 8th June.
Medieval chantry house with large landscaped gardens (inc cottage and walled gardens) ponds, orchard, fields and woodland. Historical connection with celebrated Dorset poet William Barnes who wrote his most famous work ‘My Orchard in Linden Lea’ about the garden. Opens Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.
Award winning hospital garden, opened in Sept 2012 and designed by Cleve West for patients with spinal cord injury at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. Built from donations given in memory of Horatio Chapple who was a volunteer at the centre in his school holidays. Low limestone walls, which represent the form of the spine, divide densely planted herbaceous beds. Everything in the garden designed to benefit patients during their long stays in hospital. Opens Saturday 8th June.
Within The Vale of the White Horse, Ashbury is a picturesque village with thatched cottages and a friendly atmosphere. Nestled between the village pub and St Mary’s Church is the garden of The Old Vicarage. The garden surrounds the house and is made up of a floriferous walled garden, a wildflower meadow, an extensive kitchen garden, filled with flowers, as well as vegetables, plus more. Opens Saturday 8th June.
A C15 manor house with spectacular 5 acre walled garden, established by Sir John Danvers, who brought the Italianate garden to the UK. Delightful aspects inc Laburnum walk, replanted herbaceous border, an authentic Japanese garden, new Mulberry rotunda, orchard with 25 different apple and pear species, an arboretum with outstanding specimen trees and lake with duck house. Opens Saturday 8th June.
Border Oak timber framed house on country lane surrounded by approx ⅔ acre of both formal and informal gardens. Attractive mixed and herbaceous colour themed borders, rose garden, wildlife pond and stream. Summerhouse, raised vegetable beds and wildflower meadow. Opens Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.
The C15 Manor house comes into view as you descend along the drive and into the Grade II landscaped Edwardian gardens. The extensive plantings that surround the house are undergoing considerable redevelopment by the owners and their head gardener. A wide range of organic horticulture is practiced in 8 acres of relaxed gardens. Opens Sunday 9th June.
Yew hedges divide lawns, borders, rose garden, lily pond and a newer wild area with a natural swimming pond shaded by a liriodendron. Views through large Turkey oaks to farmland beyond. Small courtyard gravel garden. Sculptures are sited throughout the gardens. Opens Saturday 15th June.
Seend House is a Georgian house with 6 acres of gardens and paddocks. Framed with yew and box. Highlights inc cloud and rose garden, stream lavender, view of knot garden from above, fountain with grass border, walled garden as well as formal borders. Amazing view across the valley to Salisbury Plain. Opens Saturday 15th June with Seend Manor.
Created over 20 yrs, a stunning walled garden with 4 quadrants evoking important parts of the owners’ lives – England, China, Africa and Italy, with extensive trelliage, hornbeam hedges on stilts, cottage orne, temple, Chinese ting, grotto, fern walk, fountains, parterres, stone loggia and more. Opens Saturday 15th June with Seend House.
Medieval Priory with Queen Anne face and early C17 rear (not open) in middle of 5 acre garden on chalk. Mature garden with fine trees within clump and flint walls, herbaceous borders, shrubs, roses. Moisture loving plants along mill leat, carp pond, orchard and wild garden, many unusual plants. Opens Sunday 16th June.
Enchanting ½ acre cottage garden, immaculately planted with water feature, raised vegetable beds, small wildlife pond and gravel garden. Spring bulbs, hellebores and pulmonarias give a welcome start to the season, with pots and baskets, roses and clematis. Mixed borders of herbaceous plants, collection of geraniums, dahlias, grasses and shrubs giving year-round interest. Opens Sunday 16th June.
This group of 7 gardens, centred around the historic Dauntsey Park Estate, ranges from the Classical C18 country house setting of Dauntsey Park, with spacious lawns, old trees and views over the River Avon, to mature country house gardens and traditional walled gardens. Opens Sunday 16th June.
Overlooking the Fonthill Brook the house and garden, which were designed together and are Arts & Crafts inspired, were created on a 1.2 acre derelict builder’s yard and field between 2015 and 2017. Formal garden with mixed shrub and perennial planting give interest throughout the year. Sunk garden, rose garden, fruit trees, white walled garden with pond, fountain and parterre beds. Opens Sunday 16th June.
Hannington has a dramatic hilltop position on a Cotswold ridge overlooking the Thames Valley. A great variety of gardens, from large manor houses to small cottage gardens, many of which follow the brow of the hill and afford stunning views of the surrounding farmland. You will need lots of time to see all that is on offer in this beautiful historic village. Opens Sunday 16th June.
Walk through the vegetables onto mown paths past wild flowers via the pleached limes to the Cottage. Although modest there’s great variety, each part of the garden differs in style and feel but remains cohesive. Difficult to describe so do come and see for yourself. Augmented by pottery and woodwork handmade by us. From the intimacy of the garden explore the orchard, coppice, ponds and smallholding. Opens Sunday 16th June.
3 acre garden in a sublime river setting as part of former model farm. Planting commenced 2007 to create an arboretum with specimen trees, wildflower meadows and large wildlife pond. Colourful walled courtyard garden with pond, rose pergola, mosaics and rich planting. Formal terraced lawn, pinetum with prairie style planting, stone circle, fruit and vegetable garden, leading to the River Avon. Opens Sunday 16th June.
Large garden (⅔ acre) with lovely views to open countryside. A work in progress – a recently landscaped formal Italianate area with Mediterranean planting, fruit and vegetable garden, small orchard and wild meadow, and a large family area set amongst prairie planting. Opens Sunday 23rd June.
Set in the middle of a working farm, the garden has glorious views of surrounding downland. The extensive gardens have been created over the last 25 yrs and have many different areas to explore, from a spectacular new rill, a formal parterre, old farm pond to the wildflower meadow surrounded by traditional farm buildings, all covered by a huge variety of climbing roses. Opens Sunday 23rd June.
1740s mansion house later extended by Clough Williams Ellis in 1920s (not open). The original formal gardens around the house have been developed over the years to create a wonderful garden full of many unusual plants. Current owner is very passionate and has developed a fine collection of rarities. Opens Sunday 30th June.
Garden of 1.6 acres with large duck pond, lawns, ericaceous beds, dry bed, orchard, vegetable garden, big greenhouse, wood and wild areas of grass and trees with many wildflowers. Large dry stone wall topped with flowerbeds with rose arbour. 3 ponds linked by a rill in flower garden and large pergola in orchard. Set in farmland and mainly flat. Many interesting and rare succulents. Opens Sunday 30th June.
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