Hampshire Gardens Trust has an Open Gardens event to raise money for trust funds on Sunday,10th September from 2pm to 5pm. The event is a visit to Hambledon House, Hambledon.
A garden of two and a half acres created by Diana and David Hart Dyke over 36 years has become an enchanting and peaceful oasis in the centre of historic Hambledon. Diana was for many years a member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Trials Committee and Presenter of Channel 4’s All Gardens Great and Small, and her passion and extensive knowledge is reflected in a rich variety of unusual plants and planting combinations. In a largely informal garden, a huge elephant-shaped yew arch divides long double borders of shrubs and plants for all seasons spilling over brick paths. Elsewhere paths meander through interesting and attractive planting, lawns slope upwards behind the mellow brick and flint house and hidden corners reveal views of the church and distant village rooftops. In September the salvias among late perennials and grasses are seen at their best . Tickets are available to purchase in advance or on the door at £10. Tea and cake available (cash payment only). No dogs permitted.