11 Tredcroft Road
Opening dates and times:Sat 15, Sun 16 June (12-5)
Visitors also welcome by appt June to Aug
Admission:Adm £3, chd free
Location:East of Hove Park.
Tredcroft Rd runs between Woodruff Ave and Shirley Drive
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Description:110ft x 50ft town garden on 4 levels facing NW, on clay soil. Designed and landscaped 4 yrs ago, this wildlife-friendly garden is now well established and boasts many unusual and creative features incl sculptures, a pebble mosaic, an exotic pool garden, shaded walk, many perennials and grasses and a working vegetable garden
In the press:Featured in The English Garden
Further details:110’ (34m) x 50’ (15m) town garden on four levels facing north-west, clay soil. Designed and landscaped 4 years ago, this wildlife-friendly garden is now well-established and boasts many unusual and creative features.
The pool with its oak walkways and sun deck was created from a large (and very ugly!) swimming pool. A waterfall now flows from a hot pink wall into black waters, and koi carp and goldfish swim languidly in between the water lilies and pool side planting. This sun-soaked area now forms the exotic garden, secluded by purple beech hedging, bamboos and pleached Pyrus Chanticleer, and is home to phormium, euphorbias and hemerocallis.
From here a rose arch leads into a shady woodland area, the ‘winter and spring garden’, banked by established shrubs the shaded pathway is marked by three Betula ‘Fincham Cream’. Numerous spring bulbs and woodland plants light up the borders, clematis scramble up 9’ tall tripods and a living willow circle leads to the lawned area.
There are several sculptures and mosaic features including a large circular black and white pebble mosaic, part surrounded by raised beds with many roses and a semi-circular oak seating. area. Feature trees include Cornus kousa, Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ and Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’.
Greenhouse, vegetable garden and compost bins form the ‘working’ area at the back of the garden