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Ashe Park Open 9 June 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Extensive new gardens in the grounds of a Georgian country house and estate, with further development in progress. Parkland and specimen trees, woodland walks, large contemporary potager, lime avenue and several newly planted areas.

Date:
09 Jun 2016

Opening times
2pm-6pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £5.00
Children under 12 free

Directions
Two miles east of Overton. Entrance on B3400, approximately 500 yards west of Deane.

Garden owner
Graham and Laura Hazell

Nine Springs Nursery 28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Date:
28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016

Opening times
10am-4pm.

Entrance fees:
Adults: £2.00.

Children under 12 free

Directions
Buses from Winchester and Basingstoke stop at the end of the lane. Limited parking on site (4 spaces) but ample parking in the town, a few minutes walk away. From town centre take Winchester St south for half a mile. Take the right fork to The Weir..

Garden owner:
Mr Graham Burgess

West Lane 14 May 2016 & 18 June 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A garden for enthusiasts. This hidden gem is cared for by an experienced plantswoman. Exotic plants including Echiums, Ginger Lilies, Foxglove tree, Aeoniums and much more. The owner is knowledgeable and will be on hand to talk plants to visitors.

Garden Open
14 May 2016 & 18 Jun 2016

Opening times:.
1pm-5pm

Entrance fees:
Adults: £3.00
Children under 12 free

Sandleford Place by Arrangement

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A four-acre plantswoman's garden developed over 33 years and surrounding a 16th century former mill and granary. There are thousands of spring bulbs (snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils) plus hellebores and a variety of scented plants for early visitors. There are also different 'rooms' of mixed and herbaceous borders with many unusual plants to be seen later in the year. A wildflower meadow flanked by a long border runs down to the River Enborne.

Opening times:.
This garden will be available by appointment only

Down Farm House by Arrangement

Open Garden In aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Step back in time in this garden converted from an old farmyard using many original features which have been incorporated into the hard landscaping. It includes an old orchard with chickens, organic vegetables, borders, succulents, auricula's and wild area.

Refreshments available

Opening times:.

By Arrangement only.
Entrance fees:
Adults: £3.50.

Children: children under 12 free.

Directions:.

Berry Cottage by Arrangement

Open Garden In aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A 17th-century house, Berry Cottage is an owner-designed and maintained half-acre cottage garden. It is an organic haven for wildlife, full of half-hardy and hardy perennials – many of which are rarely seen. The borders are colour-themed, from shade to full sun. There is a pond area, summer house and greenhouse. Berry Cottage has been featured in most of the national gardening magazines, plus in calendars and birthday cards.

Opening times:.
By Arrangement only.

Pilley Hill Cottage by Arrangement

Open Garden In aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A true cottage garden that is full of ‘rooms’ and surrounds a house built in 1835. Enter through the creeper-covered lychgate for a glimpse of the garden, which reveals itself as you explore. Spot the winding paths, ceramic and found objects, and surprises around every corner. Wild flowers rub shoulders with perennials, among the oak structures.

Opening times:.

This garden will be available for groups, by appointment only in May. Dates can be organised directly with the owners.

Open Garden: Scotlands

Open Sunday 11 September, 2pm-5pm.

These diverse gardens cover 4 ½ acres. The same family has created them over 40 years. There are both formal and woodland walks with water features and a small lake – perfect for exploring. Formal lawns and a french parterre box clipped garden.

Admission £3.50 per adult, children under 12 free. Opening for the British Red Cross.

Jealott's Hill Community Landshare

Open Sunday 4 September, 2pm-5pm.

This inspirational and multi-purpose garden is used and enjoyed by the local community. The community support each other on horticultural activities and with creating a haven for wildlife across the six acres. Sharing skills and produce is at the heart of the project. Local groups and individuals grow fruit, vegetables and plants – and generally enhance the biodiversity.

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