A richly planted, small garden in north New Forest with lawns, gravel areas and a vegetable plot. Oak bridges criss-cross a small stream. Old alpine troughs and quirky artifacts add to its structure, texture and colour. We aim to please plant connoisseurs and show enthusiasts new plants and ideas for smaller gardens.
Limited space dictates that each shrub, climber, perennial and grass must justify its place.
Sunday 23 July (2 - 5pm). Admission £3.50, children free.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to August for groups of 10-50. Refreshments on request. Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Sandy & Alex Robinson
No wheelchair access to some gravel and stream areas.
How to find us
Aviemore, Chinham Road, Bartley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2LF
3m N of Lyndhurst, 7m W of Southampton. From M27 J1 go towards Lyndhurst on A337. After ¾m turn L to Bartley & follow NGS signs.
More about Aviemore
A richly planted small country garden to interest the plant connoisseur and provide planting ideas for enthusiasts, especially those with smaller gardens. We also hope to introduce visitors to a variety of new and interesting plants beyond the commonplace seasonal offerings of many garden centres.
Our design is based upon a gravel area with pond, curving lawns, and patios. Sawn oak bridges crisscross the small forest stream with its generously planted banks. Old alpine troughs and quirky artifacts, supplement colour, texture and structure in this uniquely personal composition.
There are a variety of planting conditions such as dry shade, banks, gravel etc. We hope to help, or learn from, our visitors in similar situations.
We want every plant to earn its place. Those that do not perform well are first relocated but, failing this, finally discarded.
Our ‘all year’ aim is met in the early months with Snowdrops, Hellebores, Pulmonaria and Conifers plus, the skeletons of Grasses from the previous year. These are followed by dwarf and species daffodils and then Tulips. This year we have planted lots of new bulbs which (hopefully) will go on to the end of May.
Our early open day is timed to show Irises with a backdrop of Rhododendrons, perenials in abundance,Hostas,Azaleas, Acers and early flowering Clematis.
Our late opening celebrates Phlox, Day Lilies,the Daisy family, Species Hydrangeas and a profusion of Clematis
A limited number of arranged visits may also be available when convenient. Please phone to discuss