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Packridge Farm Open 3 July 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A 17th century farmhouse surrounded by one and half acres of well maintained herbaceous borders, trees, kitchen garden and orchard of very old and rare apples and pears. From the fern garden there is a woodland walk.

Date
03 Jul 2016

Opening times
2pm - 5.30pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £2.50
Children under 12 free

Directions:.

Tucks Close Open 25 June 2016 and 26 June 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A small garden in which every plant has to earn its place. The mature shrubs give structure with perennials and half-hardy plants the show-offs. Tender plants are displayed in pots throughout the garden. Look out for hardy orchids, aroids and other oddities. This is a garden full of interesting plants rather than a designed garden.

Date
25 Jun 2016 to 26 Jun 2016

Opening times
10.30am-5.00pm.

Entrance fees
Adults: £2.00
Children under 12 free

Turstin Drive Open 19 June 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A lovely mixture of fruits, vegetables, borders and cut flowers giving the garden a cottage garden atmosphere. An RHS seed club member who actively adds to their database of knowledge. Salads will be in their prime together with fruits including the cherries and strawberries.

Date:
19 Jun 2016

Opening times
10am-5pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £2.50
Children under 12 free

Ashe Park Open 9 June 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Extensive new gardens in the grounds of a Georgian country house and estate, with further development in progress. Parkland and specimen trees, woodland walks, large contemporary potager, lime avenue and several newly planted areas.

Date:
09 Jun 2016

Opening times
2pm-6pm

Entrance fees
Adults: £5.00
Children under 12 free

Directions
Two miles east of Overton. Entrance on B3400, approximately 500 yards west of Deane.

Garden owner
Graham and Laura Hazell

Nine Springs Nursery 28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Date:
28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016

Opening times
10am-4pm.

Entrance fees:
Adults: £2.00.

Children under 12 free

Directions
Buses from Winchester and Basingstoke stop at the end of the lane. Limited parking on site (4 spaces) but ample parking in the town, a few minutes walk away. From town centre take Winchester St south for half a mile. Take the right fork to The Weir..

Garden owner:
Mr Graham Burgess

West Lane 14 May 2016 & 18 June 2016

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A garden for enthusiasts. This hidden gem is cared for by an experienced plantswoman. Exotic plants including Echiums, Ginger Lilies, Foxglove tree, Aeoniums and much more. The owner is knowledgeable and will be on hand to talk plants to visitors.

Garden Open
14 May 2016 & 18 Jun 2016

Opening times:.
1pm-5pm

Entrance fees:
Adults: £3.00
Children under 12 free

Sandleford Place by Arrangement

Open Garden in aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A four-acre plantswoman's garden developed over 33 years and surrounding a 16th century former mill and granary. There are thousands of spring bulbs (snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils) plus hellebores and a variety of scented plants for early visitors. There are also different 'rooms' of mixed and herbaceous borders with many unusual plants to be seen later in the year. A wildflower meadow flanked by a long border runs down to the River Enborne.

Opening times:.
This garden will be available by appointment only

Down Farm House by Arrangement

Open Garden In aid of the British Red Cross 2016

Step back in time in this garden converted from an old farmyard using many original features which have been incorporated into the hard landscaping. It includes an old orchard with chickens, organic vegetables, borders, succulents, auricula's and wild area.

Refreshments available

Opening times:.

By Arrangement only.
Entrance fees:
Adults: £3.50.

Children: children under 12 free.

Directions:.

Berry Cottage by Arrangement

Open Garden In aid of the British Red Cross 2016

A 17th-century house, Berry Cottage is an owner-designed and maintained half-acre cottage garden. It is an organic haven for wildlife, full of half-hardy and hardy perennials – many of which are rarely seen. The borders are colour-themed, from shade to full sun. There is a pond area, summer house and greenhouse. Berry Cottage has been featured in most of the national gardening magazines, plus in calendars and birthday cards.

Opening times:.
By Arrangement only.

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