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Sandleford Place

A plantswoman's 4 acres, more exuberant than manicured with River Enborne flowing through. Various areas of shrub and mixed borders create a romantic, naturalistic effect. Wonderful old walled garden. Long herbaceous border flanks wild flower meadow. Yr-round interest from early carpets of snowdrops and daffodils, crocus covered lawn, to autumn berries and leaf colour. A garden for all seasons.

Sunday 22 April, Sunday 13 May, Sunday 17 June (2 - 6pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Visitors also welcome by arrangement March to October. For group bookings more than a month in advance pre-payment requested. Admission £6.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Mel Gatward
01635 40726
melgatward@btinternet.com

Wheelchair access to most areas. Guide dogs only.

How to find us

Sandleford Place, Newtown, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9AY

House is on A339, 1½m S of Newbury on NW side of Swan r'about at Newtown. Parking through nearby field gate 50yds beyond entrance.

More about Sandleford Place

Wonderful old walled garden with wide borders and many climbers for year-round interest of flowers, foliage and scent. Small woodland walk, beds with flowers for bees and herb bed. Long herbaceous border flanks wild flowers in meadow and banks of River Enborne which flows through the garden. There are seats plus a deck to sit beside the river, which is always active with wildlife. Developed by the owner over 30 years the garden encompasses different areas of interest throughout the year. From the early carpets of snowdrops, large crocus-covered lawn and swathes of spring daffodils, through to later autumn berries and leaf colour. Small woodland area, with spring interest. We have a huge range of plants many unusual, placed to show them to their best effect of colour, flower, foliage and scents. A number of fine trees set off the more formal parts. Many difficulties have been encountered and dealt with, ranging from the 1987-1989 hurricane, serious river flooding regularly and lethal outbreaks of honey fungus as well as a mistaken application of weedkiller in place of foliar feed. The development is ongoing and hopefully 2018 should see what we hope will continue to be a romantic, restful garden, not too controlled yet opulent with a huge variety of plants. Refreshments include teas, coffee and cold drinks, plus luxury biscuits for groups; plus cakes for opening days. 8 page article in Country Gardens & Interiors last year.