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Little Court

Winchester

3 acres, dating from C19, aiming to give continuous calm and enjoyment throughout the seasons, from thousands of crocuses in Feb to full herbaceous borders in summer with beautiful colours and contrasting textures. The garden is sheltered and in 7 walled sections. There is a traditional kitchen garden, free range bantams, treehouse, many seats with good views and a south facing wildlife field.
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    This garden is 3 acres. In the Victorian apple orchard, thousands of scented crocus tommasinianus have naturalised, giving an unforgettable spectacle in February. These are followed by Narcissi 'White Lady', then snakes-head Fritillaries, finally Tulip sprengeri 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 herbaceous plants with many hardy geraniums, climbers on the walls and an immaculate lawn. Further from the house the garden becomes more naturalistic. In the small copse, there is woodland planting. A view across undulating countryside with wild flowers which increase each year. There is a close mown roundel of cowslips in May. Finally, there is a traditional walled kitchen garden with vegetables and fruit, and colourful free range bantams.

    The garden is a paradise for children, with various swings and paths to explore a 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.

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Features and Attractions

Good butterflies in early July.

Press and Media Coverage

Featured in many magazines over the years.

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:

Little Court is open with Bay Tree House and Paige Cottage, as Crawley Gardens, on Friday 19 and Monday 22 April.

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 garden is 3 acres. In the Victorian apple orchard, thousands of scented crocus tommasinianus have naturalised, giving an unforgettable spectacle in February. These are followed by Narcissi 'White Lady', then snakes-head Fritillaries, finally Tulip sprengeri 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 herbaceous plants with many hardy geraniums, climbers on the walls and an immaculate lawn. Further from the house the garden becomes more naturalistic. In the small copse, there is woodland planting. A view across undulating countryside with wild flowers which increase each year. There is a close mown roundel of cowslips in May. Finally, there is a traditional walled kitchen garden with vegetables and fruit, and colourful free range bantams.

The garden is a paradise for children, with various swings and paths to explore a 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.

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