Small garden around a 400yr old thatched cottage adjoining a disused churchyard with ancient yews and Norman tower being the remnant of a Chapel of Ease. Many species and varieties of snowdrops together with cyclamen, crocuses, irises and other early spring bulbs. Garden is at the end of a very narrow country lane hence request to park at Village Hall.
Ancient listed buildings in a conservation zone. Garden laid out with raised beds with many unusual snowdrops.
Saturday 24 February, Sunday 25 February (11.30am - 3pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Wine.
At venue mulled wine and shortbreads served. Included in the admission price.
Dr John & Margaret Noakes
Difficult for wheelchairs but we can help.
How to find us
Old Church Cottage, Chapel Lane, Long Marston, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QT
A41 to Aylesbury take Tring exit. On outskirts of Tring take B488 towards Ivinghoe. At 1st r'about go on to Long Marston. Park at village hall, disabled parking & drop off only at house.
More about Old Church Cottage
An early spring garden surrounding a 400year old Grade11 listed thatched cottage adjacent to a moat. Alongside is a disused churchyard with gravestones and Norman Church Tower, a Grade11* building recently restored, being the remnant of an old Chapel of Ease. The Churchyard has many ancient yews and a moat abuts the garden on one side. The area is a wild life haven particularly for birds, butterflies and moths. The garden is laid out with a number of raised beds and tubs, home to alpines and small shrubs. There are many species and varieties of snowdrops together with Cyclamen coum, crocuses, irises and other early spring bulbs growing in the grass, as well as in the raised beds and tubs. There are a number of black poplar trees, which are a rare British tree, in the hedgerows.