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Monks Lantern

Chertsey

A delightful garden with borders arranged with colour in mind: silvers and white, olive trees, nicotiana and senecio blend together. Large rockery and an informal pond. A weeping silver birch leads to the oranges and yellows of a tropical bed, with large bottle brush, hardy palms and fatsia japonica. There is a display of hostas, cytisus battandieri and a selection of grasses in an island bed.
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    The garden was created from scratch and there is an interesting book containing the development of Monks Lantern from 1997. Starting from a completely blank screen the owners have dug, planted and moulded the garden into its current shape.

    Seeds and cuttings collected from many Mediterranean holidays, including acacias and a selection of plants from the Canary Islands, sit next to orange trees in pots, and there is a collection of sedums, cacti and pomegranates, with summer annuals arranged on a sun terrace.

    The pond, with its ornamental ducks, has wisteria growing attractively across the top suspended on wires to give both shade in a south facing garden and interest. At the very end of the garden is a variety of pines many also grown from seed. Last but not least, a picturesque aviary containing canaries makes for an enjoyable visit.

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Features and Attractions

Aviary with small finches. Workshop with handmade guitars,and paintings. Pond with ornamental ducks and fish. Music.

Monks Lantern- Canceled

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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.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Mr & Mrs J Granell
01932 569578
janicegranell@hotmail.com

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How to find us

Monks Lantern
Ruxbury Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9NH

1m NW from Chertsey.
  • More detailed directions
    M25 J11, signed A320/Woking. R'about 2nd exit A320/Staines, straight over next r'about. L onto Holloway Hill, R Hardwick Lane. ½m, R over motorway bridge, on Almners then Ruxbury Rd.
Accessibility information

Wheelchairs are welcome and we reserve a couple of parking spaces at the entrance to the garden, as the gravel drive is not easy for wheelchairs.

More about Monks Lantern

The garden was created from scratch and there is an interesting book containing the development of Monks Lantern from 1997. Starting from a completely blank screen the owners have dug, planted and moulded the garden into its current shape.

Seeds and cuttings collected from many Mediterranean holidays, including acacias and a selection of plants from the Canary Islands, sit next to orange trees in pots, and there is a collection of sedums, cacti and pomegranates, with summer annuals arranged on a sun terrace.

The pond, with its ornamental ducks, has wisteria growing attractively across the top suspended on wires to give both shade in a south facing garden and interest. At the very end of the garden is a variety of pines many also grown from seed. Last but not least, a picturesque aviary containing canaries makes for an enjoyable visit.

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