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Staddlestones

A cottage garden with colour themed borders, pleached limes and hidden gems, leading over a chalk stream to a shady area which has some unusual plants. Plenty of areas just to sit and enjoy the wildlife. Wire bird sculptures by local artist.

Open for the NGS: Thursday 7th September, 2pm-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Cream teas. Visitors also welcome by arrangement.

 

Wudston House

Nick Macer and James Hitchmough (who pioneered flower meadows at the 2012 Olympic Park) have been extensively involved in this developing garden, started in 2010 following completion of the house, with formal gardens, a perennial meadow, pinetum and an arboretum.

Open for the NGS: Sunday 27th August, 2pm-5pm. Admission £10, children free, with home- made teas included in admission. Pre-booking essential, please visit www.ngs.org.uk/events or phone 01483 211535 for information & booking. Partial wheelchair access.

National Trust Croome, nr Worcester open all year

Described as one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s finest English landscapes Croome is the perfect place to escape the crowds. Acres of parkland peppered with statues, temples and follies await your discovery with the lake a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the tranquility or perhaps enjoy a stroll along the river.

The court, the centrepiece of Croome’s great estate and seat of the Coventry family for more than 600 years, tells its story in new and inventive ways with exhibitions and installations.

Hilles House Open 24 Jul 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Hilles House has a lovely, small arts-and-crafts garden, with spectacular views over the Vale of Severn that look towards the Black Mountains, Malverns and Shropshire Hills.

Date
24 Jul 2016

Opening times
3pm-5pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £5.00.
Children under 12 free

Sezincote Open Garden 26 Jun 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Sezincote is a unique and extraordinary Indian house set amid the Cotswold Hills. The architecture is in the Mogul style of Rajasthan. A curving orangery frames the Persian garden of paradise, with its fountain and canals. The house is within a romantic water garden, which is a fine example of the picturesque style – with pools, waterfalls, a grotto, and a temple to the Hindu Sun God. Sezincote was the inspiration for the Brighton Pavilion.

Date:
26 Jun 2016

Opening times:.
2pm-5pm.

Rockcliffe Open 15 Jun 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This large, eight-acre traditional English garden features a pink garden, a rose terrace, white and blue herbaceous borders, a large walled kitchen garden, an orchard and greenhouses. This stunning garden has been featured in several books and magazines.

Date
15 Jun 2016

Opening times:.
10am-6pm.

Entrance fees:
Adults: £5.00.
Children under 12 free

Nympsfield Village Open 12 Jun 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This collection of pretty cottage gardens in a gorgeous Cotswolds setting includes a variety of orchards and kitchen gardens that have been designed for smaller spaces with beautiful views throughout. These gardens offer inspiration and the chance to explore this picturesque little village and feel the warmth of its community spirit. Refreshments available at Whackers and the village hall where there will also be a plant sale.

Date:
12 Jun 2016

Opening times:.
2pm-6pm.

Watcombe Open 16 May 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This mature Edwardian-style garden covers three-quarters of an acre and features colour-themed and informally planted herbaceous borders, unusual topiary, box hedging and a lime walk. It also has pleached hornbeams, cordon fruit trees, two small formal ponds, and many unusual trees and shrubs. A strong framework separates several distinct areas of the garden, which includes a pergola with varied wisteria and a growing collection of approximately 100 clematis plants.

Date
15 May 2016

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