Peaceful country garden in 2 acres with stunning views of surrounding countryside. High walls provide a backdrop for rambling roses, clematis, and honeysuckles. Organic garden with large variety of perennials, annuals, shrubs and specimen trees with yr-round colour. Vegetable garden, wildlife and formal ponds. Rustic pergola planted with English climbing roses and willow arbour in gravel garden.
Rosy Hardy (from Hardys Cottage Garden Plants), award winning plantswoman and designer, winner of countless RHS medals incl 22 Chelsea Golds, will be in the garden to talk about all aspects of perennials on Sunday 10 June (1-5).
Sunday 8 April, Saturday 5 May, Sunday 20 May, Sunday 10 June, Saturday 30 June (1 - 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to June for groups of 15+. For coach visits only, home made teas served in the village hall. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Gravel paths and steep grassy slopes.
How to find us
South Lodge, Church Road, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LG
2m S of Coleford. Off B4228. Follow signs to Clearwell. Garden on L of castle driveway. Please park on rd in front of church or in village. No parking on castle drive.
More about South Lodge
Idyllic and peaceful English country garden set in 2 acres with stunning views of surrounding countryside in the historic village of Clearwell, Royal Forest of Dean. Formerly part of Clearwell Castle, the high castle walls provide a backdrop for large rambling roses, clematis, and honeysuckles. An organic garden with a collection of trees, some rare. A large variety of perennials, annuals, and shrubs fill the herbaceous borders providing year round colour and interest. Fernery underplanted with snowdrops, cyclamen and white daffodils. Vegetable garden with raised beds. Wildlife and formal ponds. Rustic pergola planted with English climbing roses. Willow arbour with briar rose and buckthorn hedge in gravel garden. Spring colour provided by daffodils and other bulbs planted under the trees and in the orchard