Pop up openings
Take a look at our selection of gardens that are holding pop up openings. These won’t be in the Garden Visitors Handbook or County Booklets, but give you an additional chance to view the garden.
Regular pop-up openings
Renishaw Hall and Gardens, Derbyshire – Tuesday 4th September, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Renishaw Hall and Gardens boasts 7 acres of stunning gardens created by Sir George Sitwell in 1885. The Italianate gardens feature various rooms with extravagant herbaceous borders. Rose gardens, rare trees and shrubs, National Collection of Yuccas, sculptures, woodland walks and lakes create a magical and engaging garden experience.
Horkesley Hall, Essex – Friday 7th September – 8.45am – 5pm
8 acres of romantic garden surrounding classical house in mature parkland setting. 2 lakes, one with jungle walk. Unusual, ancient and enormous trees. Largest ginkgo tree outside Kew. Walled garden, snowdrops, wild flower garden, blossom, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas. Formal terrace overlooking sweeping lawns to woodland. A timeless, family garden with recent and ongoing improvements.
Four Seasons, Staffordshire – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October – 10am – 5pm
Stunning in all seasons. Suburban, s-facing ¼ acre, gently sloping to arboretum. 150 acers, 350 azaleas, bulbs, hellebores, camellias, perennials, begonias, bright conifers, topiary and shrubs. Autumn colours, bark and berries. Semi-formal, oriental and woodland-like areas. Themes include contrast of red, blue and yellow. Pagoda, bridges, water features, stone ornaments. Some steps. WC.
Pop Up By Arrangement Openings
NEW – Oak House, Warwickshire – Visits by arrangement June to September for groups up to 12 max.
Tucked away next to Waverley Woods, Oak House has a small, recently designed, walled garden that has been landscaped and extended over 27 yrs. The garden is spilt on 2 levels with 7 seating areas in sun and shade, allowing relaxed appreciation of every aspect of the garden, with peaceful places to sit, ponder and enjoy. For further information click here.
Llandough Castle, Glamorgan – Visits by arrangment July to September
Set within castle grounds and with a backdrop of an ancient monument, the 3½ acres of garden incl a contemporary twist on a Victorian kitchen garden with a hint of the Mediterranean, formal lawns and herbaceous beds, a wildlife pond with waterfall and a woodland garden with stumpery and sculpture.
The Hill Cottage, Warwickshire – Visits by arrangement June to September for groups of 10 – 20.
High on a ridge overlooking orchards and golf course with fabulous views to distant hills, this extensive garden, full of surprises, offers varied planting areas; open, sunny gravel with exotic specimens; cool, shady woodland with relaxed perennial groups; romantic dell with stone summerhouse; pool, newts and dragonflies. Gazebo, pergolas, lavender walk, lilies, clematis, and too many pots to count!
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