Little Court, Crawley, Hampshire

Thousands of crocus tommasinianus are the main reason for a February garden visit to Little Court garden in the pretty village of Crawley near Winchester in Hampshire.  Owner Patricia Elkington has been opening in aid of  the National Garden Scheme since 1984 and this year she will be generously welcoming visitors from February to June.... Continue Reading →

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Pascal Cribier garden, Newbury, Berkshire

Woolton House Garden is the only garden in the UK designed by the late Pascal Cribier whose designs were influenced by botanical & Mughal gardens.  The walled part of the garden at Woolton House was commissioned in 2004 and is designed to reflect the style of Mondrian paintings.  Cribier's best known work is the restoration of... 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 →

Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire

Deep in the heart of leafy Northamptonshire lies Lamport Hall, an Italianate Mansion set amidst 10 acres of gorgeous gardens within its own parkland. I had not heard of Lamport Hall since it is not owned by the National Trust or English Heritage and is definitely off the beaten track, although it does promote itself locally... Continue Reading →

West Dean Gardens, Sussex. Victorian glasshouses and a gorgeous walled garden

West Dean, near Chichester in West Sussex  is nestled in the lea of the South Downs and host to West Dean College, a world renowned place of study for conservation, making and visual arts. WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN The walled garden within the grounds is the former kitchen garden and home to  13 splendid  Victorian glasshouses which were completely... Continue Reading →

Polesden Lacey, Dorking, Surrey

  My ‘local’ and most loved National Trust property has to be the glorious Polesden Lacey, a Regency Villa set on the edge of the North Downs and host to many Edwardian house parties and even a Royal honeymoon, latterly hosting the more mundane masses of the general public but still wearing it’s enchanting beauty... Continue Reading →

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