We all love a good look around other people’s gardens don’t we? So don’t miss out on some of the wonderful gardens open this summer as part of the NGS open garden scheme. Each garden chooses a charity to donate the entry fees to and there’s usually cake, tea and advice to boot.
Here are just some of those open in the coming few weeks in and around Surrey and Hampshire.
A ½ acre garden, with lots to see throughout the seasons. In June the rose walk combines with the sound of water, while in July borders are lush with colours and scent.
Sunday 19 July, Sunday 30 August (2 – 5pm). Admission £4.00, child free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement June to September groups of 15+ no upper limit. Admission £4.00, child free. Home-made teas.
A romantic garden full of water, with meandering streams surrounding this Domesday Book listed mill. Explore the Rust garden, the pill box grotto and the ornamental courtyard, or walk in the wild meadows. ‘One of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire’ according to Alan Titchmarsh.
Sunday 24 May, Sunday 14 June, Sunday 5 July, Sunday 2 August, Sunday 13 September (2 – 5.30pm). Admission £5.00, child free. Cream teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement May to September for groups of 15+. Please enquire about price when booking. Cream teas.
This garden has so much to offer. 10½ acres in total! Inlcuding an orchard/walled garden, 300ft long border and formal garden to the south of the house. You can also see sculptures, or wander around the cottage garden and admire the pond.
Evening opening Saturday 20 June (6 – 10.30pm).
Sunday 5 July (10.30am – 5.30pm).
Admission £5.00, child free.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement May to August for groups 15+. Admission £5.00, child free. Home-made teas.
Mr & Mrs Mark Reynolds
For more information on NGS gardens open this summer see their website: www.ngs.org.uk