The Allotments tended by 8 people, with vegetables, flowers and fruit. Belham Hayes a mature cottage garden with mixed herbaceous borders, two old fruit trees, with an emphasis on scent and colour coordination. The Gardens a ⅓ acre garden with plentiful bulbs in spring. Mature front garden with 2 old apples trees and a newly planted rear garden. Hillview House, a 2 acre garden, lime tree drive, shrubs, borders, spring flowers ongoing planting of flower borders and vegetables. Ivy Nook with spring flowers, shrubs, rockery, small pond, waterfall, magnolia and fruit trees. Kencot House with a Gingko tree and shrubs that provides a backdrop to spring bulbs which bloom in abundance in this 2 acre walled garden. The Maltings a small cottage garden with herb wheel, pots and mature trees. Manor Farm, a 2 acre walled garden with bulbs, wood anemones, fritillaria in mature orchards, old English fruit trees, pleached lime walk, 130 yr old yew ball, Black Hamburg vine. Pigs and chickens.
Plant sale at Manor Farm.
Monday 2 April (2 - 6pm). Combined admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas at village hall.
Refreshments in aid of Village Church & Hall.
No wheelchair access to The Allotments.
How to find us
Kencot Gardens, Kencot, Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3QT
5m NE of Lechlade. E of A361 between Burford & Lechlade. Village maps available.
More about Kencot Gardens
The Allotments: was one of the first allotments to open for NGS and have been opening for 11 yrs. Eight people tend the plots growing a range of vegetables, flowers and fruit.
Belham Hayes: This is a mature cottage garden with mixed herbaceous borders and two old fruit trees. Planting scheme with the emphasis on scent and colour coordination. Small vegetable patch to the side of the property.
Hillview :2 acre garden with a lime tree lined drive. Established trees, shrubs, perennial borders and spring flowers in abundance incl daffodils and aconites. Ongoing planting of new flower borders and vegetables make this a much loved family garden
Ivy Nook; The garden continues to be a mass of colour throughout all seasons. Shrubs and mixed borders with spring bulbs and summer plants, rockeries and a small pond with waterfall make for a charming small garden, in the shadow of a magnolia and old apple tree
The Maltings: A small country cottage garden in front of a converted barn, featuring planters, herb wheel and pots plus mature trees and shrubs all planted within grass and Cotswold patio stone. A set of outside stone steps and rustic wooden railings make a good background for climbing plants and ceramic pots of herbs and flowering plants.
Manor Farm: 2 acre walled garden. Grade II listed C17 house (not open). Naturalised bulbs, wood anemones, fritillaria in mature orchards with many varieties of old English apples, pears, quince, and mulberry. Pleached limewalk, clipped 130yr old yew balls, allium box, kitchen garden, greenhouse with ancient Black Hamburg vine. Revolving summerhouse. Pigs and chickens in the paddock. A stream runs along the garden boundary
Kencot House: Charming 2 acre garden. Gingko tree and shrubs provide a backdrop to spring bulbs which bloom in abundance in this walled garden. A haven of tranquillity for wildlife and all who visit with kitchen garden, clockhouse, summerhouse and carved C13 archway providing added interest.
The Gardens: 1/3 acre garden. The mature front garden has two old apples trees, an old well and the most wonderful herbaceous bed which is full of continuing colour throughout summer. The rear garden is newly planted with four trees and another herbaceous bed. There are plentiful bulbs in the Spring and Summer sees favourite annual, white cosmos throughout as well as planters with white geraniums.