Be enchanted by this third of an acre mature garden, brimming with ideas of how to use plants in different conditions, at the same time being wildlife friendly. There are formal, productive and relaxing areas, all aimed to inspire. Home-made refreshments can be enjoyed in various locations incl summerhouse and raised deck over pond. Children welcome to visit the fairies.
Saturday 20 May (11am - 5pm), Sunday 21 May (1 - 5pm), Saturday 17 June (11am - 5pm), Sunday 18 June (1 - 5pm), Saturday 15 July (11am - 5pm), Sunday 16 July (1 - 5pm). Admission £3.50, children free.
Home-made teas & gluten free options.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to August for groups of 10+. Admission £5.00, children free. Light refreshments.
No wheelchair access to narrow paths, gravel areas and to raised deck.
How to find us
21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RF
New Forest, 4m S of Lyndhurst. At Brockenhurst turn R B3055 Grigg Lane. Limited parking, village car park nearby. Leave M27 J2, follow Heavy Lorry Route. Mainline station less than 10 mins walk.
More about 21 Chestnut Road
Now in our twelfth year of opening for the NGS the garden continues to offer new ideas for planting and well worth a return visit, as many of our visitors do. Borders are packed with colour, using bulbs, perennials and shrubs and the wild area has new additions this year. Fruit trees, vegetables, soft fruit and greenhouse give the kitchen garden lots to see, and it is here the fairies have set up home. The front garden with reflective pond mixes formality with seclusion and gives a hint of what is to follow. Over 5000 have now visited, most enjoying homemade refreshments as part of the experience, that is this garden.
Why not take the chance to visit Brockenhurst Village where ponies, donkeys and cattle roam freely, part of everyday life in the New Forest. A short walk away is St. Nicholas Church, picturesque and historic home to the New Zealand War Graves. See parish website for more information
The main line station is under a 10 minute walk away.