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Little Court

Winchester

A 3 acre walled and sheltered traditional country garden, well known for its naturalised bulbs, special snowdrops, a sea of wild crocus, hellebores, perennials in harmonious colours, punctuated by box balls. Loved by old and young, there are swings and a treehouse. Many seats, with views for miles to the south, increasing wildlife and butterflies. In 2017 a visitor said 'a heavenly garden'.
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    This 3 acre garden dates from the C18. In the Victorian apple orchard, thousands of scented crocus tommasinianus have naturalised, giving an unforgettable spectacle in February, weather permitting. These are followed by Narcissi 'White Lady', then snakes-head Fritillaries, finally Tulip sprengerii in late May.There are seven contrasting sections divided by flint walls
    The grass paths link one part to another evoking a different character
    After the bulbs are over there are many herbaceous plants and climbers on the walls also an immaculate lawn. Further from the house the garden becomes less formal, and naturalistic. In the small copse, there is woodland planting. has a view many square miles across undulating countryside. There are wild flowers which increase each year. Returning past a close mown roundel of cowslips in May. Finally, there is a traditional walled kitchen garden with vegetables and fruit, and free range bantams

    The garden is a paradise for children, with various swings and paths to explore and treehouse and an I-Spy quiz. It is also a favourite with artists and photographers, and has appeared in many books and magazines. Plants grown in the garden are for sale.
    At the end is an unspoilt panoramic view to the South, to Cheesefoot Head and Farley Mount, towards rolling Hampshire downland. Visitors love the tranquil atmosphere of the garden which has been open for NGS since 1984.

    Featured in many magazines over the years
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Features and Attractions

Good butterflies in early July. A great place to relax.

Little Court- 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

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

Other gardens open as part of this group are:

Bay Tree House, LIttle Court and Paige Cottage are open on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April. Little Court opens alone on the other dates.

Owner Information

Mrs A R Elkington
01962 776365
elkslc@btinternet.com

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How to find us

Little Court
Crawley
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 2PU

5m NW of Winchester.
  • More detailed directions
    Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover) 400yds from either pond or church.

More about Little Court

This 3 acre garden dates from the C18. In the Victorian apple orchard, thousands of scented crocus tommasinianus have naturalised, giving an unforgettable spectacle in February, weather permitting. These are followed by Narcissi 'White Lady', then snakes-head Fritillaries, finally Tulip sprengerii in late May.There are seven contrasting sections divided by flint walls
The grass paths link one part to another evoking a different character
After the bulbs are over there are many herbaceous plants and climbers on the walls also an immaculate lawn. Further from the house the garden becomes less formal, and naturalistic. In the small copse, there is woodland planting. has a view many square miles across undulating countryside. There are wild flowers which increase each year. Returning past a close mown roundel of cowslips in May. Finally, there is a traditional walled kitchen garden with vegetables and fruit, and free range bantams

The garden is a paradise for children, with various swings and paths to explore and treehouse and an I-Spy quiz. It is also a favourite with artists and photographers, and has appeared in many books and magazines. Plants grown in the garden are for sale.
At the end is an unspoilt panoramic view to the South, to Cheesefoot Head and Farley Mount, towards rolling Hampshire downland. Visitors love the tranquil atmosphere of the garden which has been open for NGS since 1984.

Featured in many magazines over the years
.

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