The Jellicoe Roof Garden, Guildford, Surrey

Who knew that the Surrey market town of Guildford was home to an important English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden? Well not me that's for sure. Designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1956-57 to symbolise the flight of the first Sputnik, the rooftop Water Garden was built for Harvey's department store & is described by... Continue Reading →

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Wollerton Old Hall near Shrewsbury, Shropshire is a 16th Century house, embellished with beams and oozing history and character.  The gardens are approached via a tree-lined gravel drive which ends with a flourish in front of the Tudor house, where innumerable pots and containers are planted with exuberant colour. Wollerton Old Hall has been home... Continue Reading →

Woodcot, Salcombe

'That tree' overlooking the estuary at Salcombe is a much-loved landmark & situated in the grounds of Woodcot, a listed Georgian house perched high above the town. Set in glorious and floriferous grounds, the house (divided into flats) opens its gardens each summer to raise money for the local minibus. An apron of lawn surrounds... Continue Reading →

Easton Walled Gardens, Lincolnshire

  Easton Walled Gardens have been on my 'bucket list' for a while and so I was thrilled to be able to visit recently. Our visit was thwarted when we turned up on a Saturday (note to self; read the opening times before arriving) but as we were en-route elsewhere we decided to return the... Continue Reading →

The Walled Garden at Cowdray, Midhurst

  The Cowdray Estate in West Sussex sits amidst the South Downs National Park and very close to the pretty town of Midhurst.  The ruins of Cowdray House are a prominent feature in the area and although the ruins are currently closed to the public, the adjacent walled garden is a delightful find and better... Continue Reading →

Hammerwood House, West Sussex (NGS)

Searching for a garden to visit in the Sussex Weald last weekend, we noticed in the NGS yellow book (have you got your copy yet?) that Hammerwood House, near Midhurst was open.   The bucolic approach to the property took in rolling hills and tiny narrow lanes dotted with picturesque cottages.  The house lies on... Continue Reading →

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