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Berry Cottage by Arrangement

Church Road, Upper Farringdon, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3EG, United Kingdom
Contact name: 
Mrs P Watts
Contact telephone: 
01420 588318

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.

Entrance fees:
Adults: £5.00.
Children: children under 12 free.


3 miles south of Alton off the A32. Turn left at the crossroads, 1st left into church road,. Follow the road past Massey's Folly, and it's the second house on the right opposite the church..

Garden owner:
Mrs P Watts

The price includes homemade cakes and cream teas. The garden is also close to Massey's Folly, built by the Victorian rector. It includes an 80-foot tower with unique handmade floral bricks. There is also an 11th-century church and some of the oldest yew trees in the county..

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