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White Cottage & Nursery

Inkberrow

2 acre garden with large herbaceous and shrub borders, island beds, stream and bog area. Spring meadow with 100's of snakes head fritillaries. Formal area with lily pond and circular rose garden. Alpine rockery and new fern area. Large collection of interesting trees incl Nyssa Sylvatica, Parrotia persica, and Acer 'October Glory' for magnificent Autumn colour and many others.
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    The garden which has been developed over 30 years mainly from a field, has an open aspect with many areas of interest flowing from one into another There are many specimen trees but the garden is dominated by a huge weeping willow which has been growing for 50 years. The formal area of garden is enclosed on three sides by a hornbeam hedge with a lily pond in the centre and herbaceous and shrub borders either side. The colour scheme in this area ranges through purple to pale pinks.
    The area beyond the Hornbeam is edged on two sides by deep herbaceous borders and a shrub bed. There are three large island beds containing mixed plantings of shrubs and herbaceous plants.
    To the far side is a stream garden with bog beds and looking beyond is a small wild flower meadow which in the early spring is carpeted with snakes head fritillary, cowslips, primroses and miniature daffodils.
    A further feature of the garden is the large variety of mature, interesting and unusual trees and shrubs including, Magnolia 'Leonard Messel', viburnum Mariesii, Parrotia persica, Catalpa bignonoides 'Aurea' and Nyssa sylvaticum, Taxodium distichum, Acer 'October Glory', Robinia pseudoacacia 'Casque Rouge' and many more.
    Walking through the small orchard brings you to the rose garden with an unusual fountain feature before arriving to the rockery which contains many hardy geraniums and alpine flora.
    New features this year are a fern/stumpery bed and a two circular beds of Kniphofias and Heleniums.Around the garden are sculptures from Zimbabwe and a few humourous touches!!

Features and Attractions

Nursery open most Thursdays from 10.30-5pm please check.

White Cottage & Nursery- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

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Owner Information

Mr & Mrs S M Bates
01386 792414
smandjbates@aol.com
http://whitecottage.garden

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How to find us

White Cottage & Nursery
Earls Common Road
Stock Green
Inkberrow
Worcestershire
B96 6SZ

2m W of Inkberrow, 2m E of Upton Snodsbury.
  • More detailed directions
    A422 Worcester to Alcester, turn at sign for Stock Green by Red Hart Pub, 1½m to T- junction, turn L 500 yds on the L.
Accessibility information

Gravel drive to the gate but it is manageable for wheelchair users.

More about White Cottage & Nursery

The garden which has been developed over 30 years mainly from a field, has an open aspect with many areas of interest flowing from one into another There are many specimen trees but the garden is dominated by a huge weeping willow which has been growing for 50 years. The formal area of garden is enclosed on three sides by a hornbeam hedge with a lily pond in the centre and herbaceous and shrub borders either side. The colour scheme in this area ranges through purple to pale pinks.
The area beyond the Hornbeam is edged on two sides by deep herbaceous borders and a shrub bed. There are three large island beds containing mixed plantings of shrubs and herbaceous plants.
To the far side is a stream garden with bog beds and looking beyond is a small wild flower meadow which in the early spring is carpeted with snakes head fritillary, cowslips, primroses and miniature daffodils.
A further feature of the garden is the large variety of mature, interesting and unusual trees and shrubs including, Magnolia 'Leonard Messel', viburnum Mariesii, Parrotia persica, Catalpa bignonoides 'Aurea' and Nyssa sylvaticum, Taxodium distichum, Acer 'October Glory', Robinia pseudoacacia 'Casque Rouge' and many more.
Walking through the small orchard brings you to the rose garden with an unusual fountain feature before arriving to the rockery which contains many hardy geraniums and alpine flora.
New features this year are a fern/stumpery bed and a two circular beds of Kniphofias and Heleniums.Around the garden are sculptures from Zimbabwe and a few humourous touches!!

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