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Guilsborough Gardens

Guilsborough

Enjoy a warm welcome in this village with its very attractive rural setting of rolling hills and reservoirs. Eight village gardens, including two new gardens at the primary school and a revitalised mature garden at Fourways, a charming walled garden at The Gate House and several large gardens with sweeping lawns, mature trees and wonderful views. There is plenty of room to sit and relax and picnics can be spread out in the car park field. Several of us are interested in growing fruit and vegetables, and walled kitchen gardens and a potager are an important part of our gardening. Plants both rare and unusual from our plantsmen’s gardens are for sale, a true highlight here. Dripwell House has opened for the NGS since 1986, originally an individual garden and is a destination in its own right. There is thus a lot to see and visitors find that they need the whole afternoon. Bug hunt for children.
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    Guilsborough is an attractive village in an elevated position in the Northamptonshire Uplands. Several of the large gardens have beautiful views eastwards across a valley and the Hollowell reservoir. Areas of light woodland and acid soils give these gardens a distinct character. Four Acres, on sandy soil facing south west has different planting challenges and far-reaching country-side views. Although some are classic English country house gardens, they are constantly evolving as areas are replanted and new projects developed. A example is the pleached lime walk at Guilsborough House, which gives an added dimension to a relatively flat garden. Dripwell has many unusual plants in a woodland garden, where the benign micro-climate favours plants that would struggle elsewhere in the village. There is a newly developed garden at the primary school, panted and maintained by the pupils. We all enjoy our gardens and hope you will too.

Guilsborough Gardens- Canceled

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How to find us

Guilsborough Gardens
High Street
Guilsborough
Northamptonshire
NN6 8RA

10m NW of Northampton.
  • More detailed directions
    10m E of Rugby. Between A5199 & A428. J1 off A14. Car parking in field on Hollowell Rd out of Guilsborough. Information & maps from village hall, next to primary school.
Accessibility information

No wheelchair access at Dripwell House and The Gate House.

More about Guilsborough Gardens

Guilsborough is an attractive village in an elevated position in the Northamptonshire Uplands. Several of the large gardens have beautiful views eastwards across a valley and the Hollowell reservoir. Areas of light woodland and acid soils give these gardens a distinct character. Four Acres, on sandy soil facing south west has different planting challenges and far-reaching country-side views. Although some are classic English country house gardens, they are constantly evolving as areas are replanted and new projects developed. A example is the pleached lime walk at Guilsborough House, which gives an added dimension to a relatively flat garden. Dripwell has many unusual plants in a woodland garden, where the benign micro-climate favours plants that would struggle elsewhere in the village. There is a newly developed garden at the primary school, panted and maintained by the pupils. We all enjoy our gardens and hope you will too.

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