Forest Hill Gardens Group

Six character-packed gardens (one returning with a makeover!) on the highest hill in SE London, nr Horniman Gdns, with spectacular views over London and South Downs. All within a short walk of each other. Help available (for small donation) for those with mobility problems. See a plantswoman’s sunny, dry, prairie planting contrasting with a watery fern garden. Admire the new white border in a tiered, organic bee-enticing garden. Wander in a country-style garden with new planting to cope with climate change, a meadow, children's story trail and assorted chicken breeds. Watch for tame robins in the walled courtyard of an 18thC coach house that feels spacious after hedging removed (box moth)! Owner’s sculptures, fountain, birdbath and decorative pots give interest all year. Relax in a haven of peace and harmony amid an embroidery of vibrant colours and enjoy breathtaking views! Unwind with delicious cakes and listen to music amid drifting pastel hues of a garden inspired by Beth Chatto.
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    Six character-packed gardens (one returning with a makeover!) on the highest hill in SE London, near Horniman Gardens, with spectacular views over London and the South Downs. All within a short walk of each other, but there is help available (for a small donation) for those with mobility problems.
    See a plantswoman’s garden, with prairie planting in a sunny dry garden contrasting with a watery fern garden. It rises on three levels from a lower patio area, with rose-covered pergola, to an upper terrace bordered with woodland planting in both damp and dry shade.
    Come and check out the new white border and other changes to a boldly designed tiered, sloping organic bee-enticing garden with fruit trees and fountain.
    Wander in a diverse country-style garden with a small meadow, an ever-changing story trail for children (very popular!), and new chicken breeds (also popular). There is some new planting in the fruit cage and borders this year in response to changes in the weather.
    The tiny walled courtyard garden of a beautiful C18th Coach House appears much bigger after taking out the box hedging (following an attack of box moth last summer). The owner’s sculptures, fountain, birdbath and decorative plants in pots large and small give interest 12 months of the year. Ceramics and other art works for sale. Watch out for the tame robins.
    Relax amid a delightful embroidery of vibrant colours in a garden that is a haven of peace and harmony - and truly breathtaking views.
    Unwind as you look across London with a delicious cake and a cup of tea in your hand, listening to foot-tapping music amid a mass of drifting pastel hues in the garden which takes its inspiration from the late Beth Chatto – and with a bit of a nod to Mary Berry too.

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Features and Attractions

Great views everywhere. Plants for sale: 27 Horniman Dr and 7 Canonbie Rd. Garden ceramics and sculptures for sale: The Coach House. Teas and music: 53 Ringmore Rise.

Forest Hill Gardens Group- 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.

Admission by donation

Admission:
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  • Concessions:
  • Child:

On this day, this garden opens as part of .

Admission also gets you entry to this garden in the area:

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  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

The gardens in this group are:

This group also makes a donation to St Christopher's Hospice and Marsha Phoenix Trust.

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Forest Hill Gardens Group
Forest Hill
London
SE23 3BP

More about Forest Hill Gardens Group

Six character-packed gardens (one returning with a makeover!) on the highest hill in SE London, near Horniman Gardens, with spectacular views over London and the South Downs. All within a short walk of each other, but there is help available (for a small donation) for those with mobility problems.
See a plantswoman’s garden, with prairie planting in a sunny dry garden contrasting with a watery fern garden. It rises on three levels from a lower patio area, with rose-covered pergola, to an upper terrace bordered with woodland planting in both damp and dry shade.
Come and check out the new white border and other changes to a boldly designed tiered, sloping organic bee-enticing garden with fruit trees and fountain.
Wander in a diverse country-style garden with a small meadow, an ever-changing story trail for children (very popular!), and new chicken breeds (also popular). There is some new planting in the fruit cage and borders this year in response to changes in the weather.
The tiny walled courtyard garden of a beautiful C18th Coach House appears much bigger after taking out the box hedging (following an attack of box moth last summer). The owner’s sculptures, fountain, birdbath and decorative plants in pots large and small give interest 12 months of the year. Ceramics and other art works for sale. Watch out for the tame robins.
Relax amid a delightful embroidery of vibrant colours in a garden that is a haven of peace and harmony - and truly breathtaking views.
Unwind as you look across London with a delicious cake and a cup of tea in your hand, listening to foot-tapping music amid a mass of drifting pastel hues in the garden which takes its inspiration from the late Beth Chatto – and with a bit of a nod to Mary Berry too.

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