It’s the month where the evenings seem to dance on forever, and the sheer abundance of greenery and growth is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face – no matter it’s raining, and the skies are a little grey. Do aim to visit at least one of these gems this month if you can, June is such a magical time in the garden, and with a host of events in your area, you too can be part of this seasons’ spell….
Hampshire Garden Festival, Bere Mill, RG28 7NH
Sunday 09th June
Family ticket £25 Adult £10 Child £5 10-5pm
The Hampshire Country & Garden Festival is dedicated to promoting the fun of the great outdoors and all it has to offer. Celebrating the benefits to our health and wellbeing of gardening for all ages, healthy eating, inspiring speakers, learning new creative skills, enjoying music plus a wonderful array of childrens’ activities – in the most welcoming environment, the grounds of beautiful Bere Mill on the River Test. The Festival promotes all that is great about Hampshire, from food and drink suppliers to music, workshops and demonstrations, plant experts and nurseries. Whether you are an avid gardener or a family looking for a wholesome day out this is the event for you. Don’t miss out on this wonderful festival right on our doorstep.
Claremont Summer Garden Party- Sunday 23rd June – Free Admission 12-4pm
National Trust Claremont, Esher, Surrey
What could be more synonymous with June and Midsummer, than a wonderful garden party- and one in such beautiful surroundings,( free of charge to boot ) is something not to miss! Claremont boasts majestic landscapes with a camellia terrace, boating lake, amphitheatre and swathes of perfectly kept lawns. As if that wasn’t enough already, as for the party- therell be lots to see and do, including performances throughout the afternoon from Fleur de Lys Ladies’ Morris, Pantastic and Earthly Voices Choir.
The World Garden at Lullingstone Castle, Kent – Open Fri, Sat, Sun 12-5pm – Entry £6
This fascinating gem of a garden, originally opened by Tom Hart Dyke to raise funds to make repairs on his ancestral home, has become increasingly popular, as it showcases a myriad of species from around the world, planted in themed gardens and shaped around a miniature map of the world. It really is a feat of horticultural passion, and passion it is, as Tom found himself caught up in Colombia as a hostage during a trip hunting for a wild orchid in a case of misidentification. All safe and well now, the influence of adventure in exotic places as clearly worn off on the planting schemes- why not pay a visit to this fascinating garden in Kent, and admire the bounty of exotic and unique plants Tom and team have lovingly propagated and planted.
Borde Hill Gardens, West Sussex- Rose Tour & Talk- 20th June- 10.30-2pm- From £29 See Ticket Information Here
Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.
Join one of the country’s leading rose experts for a fascinating talk offering advice on choosing and caring for the best varieties.
Roses are wonderful, Borde Hill boasts over a hundred varieties, and not only are they a very variable group ranging greatly in shape and size of flower and plant, they are also extremely versatile and can be used in just every part of the garden from the formal to the informal and from traditional to modern. The rose is also the plant we have the closest affinity with outside of the garden and is part of our everyday culture. Set in the delightful surrounds of Borde Hill Gardens, this will be an afternoon to remember, and well worth attending for the hosts’ wealth of knowledge of one of the nations most beloved flowers.