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Garden visits

Hillcrest Open 29 May 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This five-acre garden offers stunning views of the Somerset Levels, Burrow Mump and Glastonbury Tor, with plenty of interest even on a hazy day. It includes woodland walks, varied borders, a flowering meadow and several ponds, as well as a kitchen garden, greenhouses, orchards and a unique standing stone as a focal point.

Date:
29 May 2016

Opening times
2pm-5pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £4.00
Children under 12 free

Weacombe House Open 15 May 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This extensive nine-acre garden has many interesting shrubs and trees, particularly rhododendrons, as well as a large lake, formal terracing and borders, and a walled kitchen garden.

Date
15 May 2016

Opening times
2pm-5pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £4.00
Children under 12 free

Directions
Halfway between A358 and A39. One mile from West Quantoxhead (St Audries) and 2 miles from Williton. Route will be clearly signposted

Garden owner
Christopher and Alex Courage

Fairfield Open 8 May 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Fairfield has some historic walled gardens, planted with interesting trees and herbaceous borders. There is also an intriguing maze and views of the Quantocks and sea. The woodland garden has bulbs, shrubs and fine trees.

Date
08 May 2016

Opening times
2pm-5pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £4.00.

Children under 12 free

Directions
From the A39 Bridgwater to Minehead, turn north. The garden is 1.5 miles west of Stogursey, on Stringston Road. There is parking for cars (no coaches)

Barton Manor Open 29 Aug 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This is a large award-winning garden, in the grounds of historic Barton Manor (former home of Queen Victoria). It is around ten acres in size, and its features include a large lake with huge fish, formal and informal beds, and some subtropical planting. There is also a hedge maze, Japanese garden, and the UK collection of red hot pokers.

Date:
29 Aug 2016

Opening times
2:30pm-5pm.

Entrance fees
Adults: £3.50
Children under 12 free

Parking available

Flint Cottages Open 14 Aug 2016

Open Gardens in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

The gardens of two beautiful flint and brick cottages have been crafted into the hillside of one of Hampshire's prettiest villages. Enchanting borders with scent and colour, blending herbaceous perennials and elegant grasses that move in harmony in a gentle breeze. Recent developments include a tiered rose garden and vegetable area. There are rare and unusual vegetables using authentic seed varieties from Franchi Seeds in Italy.

Date
14 Aug 2016

Opening times
2pm-5pm

Greenview Residential Care Home Open 16 July & 17 July 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A tranquil and organic haven with lots of summer planting. The remains of the Salisbury Andover Canal run through the two acres of garden. There are mature shrubs and trees and a centre bed, where climbers are being encouraged over a large frame.

Date
16 Jul 2016 to 17 Jul 2016

Opening times
10am-4pm.

Entrance fees
Adults: £2.00
Children under 12 free

Topaz Grove Open 3 July 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

This is a part-walled modern garden with a koi fish pond. There are lots of different varieties of shrubs and bushes. Enjoy your afternoon cream tea by the small summer house.

Date:
03 Jul 2016

Opening times:
10am-5pm.

Entrance fees:
Adults: £2.50.
Children under 12 free

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