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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

Petworth Secret Gardens Open 26 Jun 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Visitors come from near and far to follow this treasure trail of beauty and variety, in and around the centre of the town and whether big or small, traditional or modern, closed -in courtyard or sweeping vista, they all have one thing in common – they are hidden from the passing eye.

This must be one of the best ways of discovering the beautiful Petworth. Whether you manage to visit all the gardens or take your time over a select few, this most intriguing and historic town will reveal some of its secrets.

Court House Open 26 Jun 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016.

This lovely five-acre garden has trees, shrubs (many are rare and tender), herbaceous borders and a three-acre woodland. It also boasts a traditional kitchen garden plus views of the sea and the Quantocks.

Date
26 Jun 2016

Opening times
2pm-5pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £4.00
Children under 12 free

Directions
12 miles west of Bridgewater. Off the A39, the house is at the end of village past a duck pond..

Garden owner
H Luttrell Esq

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