12 acres of nursery with 4 acre gravel pit converted into woodland garden planted with many unusual plants. Offering interest yr-round, but particularly in spring and autumn. Large nursery displaying for sale a wide selection of trees, shrubs, conifers, perennials, hedging plants, fruit trees and bushes.
Tearoom offering home-made cakes, afternoon tea (pre-booking required), and light lunches using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Nursery closed Christmas through to the New Year.
How to find us
Macpennys Woodland Garden & Nurseries, Burley Road, Bransgore, Christchurch, Hampshire, BH23 8DB
6m S of Ringwood, 5m NE of Christchurch. From Crown PH Xrds in Bransgore take Burley Rd, following sign for Thorney Hill & Burley. Entrance ¼m on R.
More about Macpennys Woodland Garden & Nurseries
MacPennys Woodland Gardens originate from worked out gravel pits and are therefore on many different levels. The indigenous trees have been allowed to mature offering shelter and some shade to the many precious plants underneath. First planted in the 1950s the gardens are continually evolving, with some essential manual help along the way but consequently are a little on the wild side which adds to the magic, encouraging a host of birds and insects. There is hardly a day in the year when birdsong is not heard. The soil is naturally lime free, therefore ideal for growing camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas, all flowering in succession from January - June and Japanese acers to name just a few. Most colourful during spring and again in autumn, there is always something to spark interest all yr-round. The Woodland Gardens offer a 'Living Catalogue' to the attached nursery where many of the plants seen growing in the gardens are propagated and grown on to be offered for sale to the visiting public. Awarded a large gold and best in class for our display stand at The New Forest Show (July 2016).