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Old Church Cottage

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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.
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    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.

Features and Attractions

Ancient listed buildings in a conservation zone. Garden laid out with raised beds with many unusual snowdrops.

Press and Media Coverage

Featured in Garden Answers and The English Garden, January 2018

Old Church Cottage- Canceled

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Dr John & Margaret Noakes

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Old Church Cottage
Chapel Lane
Long Marston
Tring
Hertfordshire
HP23 4QT

Accessibility information

Difficult for wheelchairs but we can help.

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.

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