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Annalal's Gallery

Christchurch

Enchanting 150 yr-old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
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    Anna and Lall Sims, two working artists, have lived here for twentysix years. The present small cottage garden has slowly evolved over the last few years after the partial rebuilding of the one hundred and fifty year old Victorian wall, which surrounds it, creating a micro-climate for plants and shrubs. As the area was relatively small, the idea was to create a sweet-smelling garden of interest and depth. This has been achieved on three different patio levels with rambling clematis and scented jasmine entwined archways leading through two sculptured pencil gates. The working studio is camouflaged with clematis and honeysuckle. The pots and borders are bursting with ferns, lilies, cottage garden flowers and colourful grasses. Hidden amongst this variety of plants are sculptures by Lall and on the old walls hang Anna's paintings. On warm summer evenings the cottage is filled with the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle. Entrance is through the cottage studio/conservatory (leading past a full sized pony rocking horse) where everything is handmade and sculptured by these Royal Academy Artists. Some works are for sale. A truly magical experience.

Features and Attractions

Unusual studio and garden room.

Annalal's Gallery- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Anna & Lal Sims
01202 567585
anna.sims@ntlworld.com
http://www.annasims.co.uk

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How to find us

Annalal's Gallery
25 Millhams Street
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1DN

Town centre.
Accessibility information

Not suitable for wheelchairs; not suitable for dogs.

More about Annalal's Gallery

Anna and Lall Sims, two working artists, have lived here for twentysix years. The present small cottage garden has slowly evolved over the last few years after the partial rebuilding of the one hundred and fifty year old Victorian wall, which surrounds it, creating a micro-climate for plants and shrubs. As the area was relatively small, the idea was to create a sweet-smelling garden of interest and depth. This has been achieved on three different patio levels with rambling clematis and scented jasmine entwined archways leading through two sculptured pencil gates. The working studio is camouflaged with clematis and honeysuckle. The pots and borders are bursting with ferns, lilies, cottage garden flowers and colourful grasses. Hidden amongst this variety of plants are sculptures by Lall and on the old walls hang Anna's paintings. On warm summer evenings the cottage is filled with the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle. Entrance is through the cottage studio/conservatory (leading past a full sized pony rocking horse) where everything is handmade and sculptured by these Royal Academy Artists. Some works are for sale. A truly magical experience.

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