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.
Restored Victorian outhouse functions as a garden office and houses a collection of old garden tools and ephemera.
Sunday 25 February, Saturday 3 March, Sunday 4 March (12 - 4pm), Monday 28 May, Saturday 1 September, Sunday 2 September (12 - 5pm). Admission £2.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Refreshments in aid of New Bishop Gwynne College, Juba, South Sudan, Loros and LRBKA.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement February to September for groups 20 max. Admission £2.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Gill & John Hadland
How to find us
Westview, 1 St Thomas's Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire, LE8 9EH
7m S of Leicester. 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.