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Westview

Great Glen

Organically managed small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. Rare and unusual plants, many grown from seed. Formal box parterre herb garden, courtyard garden, herbaceous borders, woodland garden, small wildlife pond, greenhouse, vegetable and fruit garden. Display of auriculas and alpines. Collection of Galanthus (snowdrops). Recycled materials used to make quirky garden ornaments.
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    Westview is a small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. There are interesting and unusual plants, many grown from seed. A formal box parterre herb garden, courtyard garden, woodland garden, small wildlife pond, greenhouse, productive fruit and vegetable area, small auricula theatre and stone alpine troughs underline the imaginative use of limited space. The garden is managed organically, relying on home-made compost and plant diversity to attract beneficial wildlife. A restored Victorian water saving system collects rain water from the roofs of out-buildings. Quirky garden ornaments, some made from recycled materials. Garden owners are beekeepers and welcome visits from fellow apiarists as well as plant enthusiasts.

Features and Attractions

Restored Victorian outhouse functions as a garden office and houses a collection of old garden tools and ephemera.

Westview- Canceled

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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

Gill & John Hadland
01162592170
gillhadland1@gmail.com

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How to find us

Westview
1 St Thomas's Road
Great Glen
Leicestershire
LE8 9EH

7m S of Leicester.
  • More detailed directions
    Take either r'about from A6 into village centre then follow NGS signs. Please park in Oaks Rd.

More about Westview

Westview is a small walled cottage garden with year-round interest. There are interesting and unusual plants, many grown from seed. A formal box parterre herb garden, courtyard garden, woodland garden, small wildlife pond, greenhouse, productive fruit and vegetable area, small auricula theatre and stone alpine troughs underline the imaginative use of limited space. The garden is managed organically, relying on home-made compost and plant diversity to attract beneficial wildlife. A restored Victorian water saving system collects rain water from the roofs of out-buildings. Quirky garden ornaments, some made from recycled materials. Garden owners are beekeepers and welcome visits from fellow apiarists as well as plant enthusiasts.

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