Pop up openings

Pop up openings

Take a look at our selection of gardens that are holding pop up openings. These might be brand new gardens opening for the first time or existing gardens that fancy holding an additional opening for the National Garden Scheme. These openings 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

Doddington Place, KentSunday 31st March 11am to 5pm

10 acre garden, landscaped with wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden recently renovated (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders. A flint and brick late 20th-century gothic folly.




Summers Place, Devon – Sunday 28th April and Sunday 4th August, 1.30 – 5.00pm

Rambling rustic paths and steps (some steep) lead down a shaded woodland garden; unusual trees and shrubs (profusion of spring bulbs) and roses galore in June to ornamental orchard (berries, fruit, hip, autumn colour) with follies, sculpture, stream and ponds.




Beechenwood Farm – Monday 6 May, 2pm–5pm

Beechenwood Farm will be doing an additional opening on Monday 6 May, unfortunately this was not published in the Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2019 & Hampshire County Booklet, but this 2 acre garden in many parts, is not to be missed! Lawn meandering through woodland with drifts of spring bulbs. Rose pergola with steps, pots with spring bulbs and later aeoniums. Fritillary and cowslip meadow. Walled herb garden with pool and exuberant planting. Orchard including white garden and hot border. Greenhouse and vegetable garden. Rock garden extending to grasses, ferns and bamboos. Shady walk to belvedere. 8 acre copse of native species with grassed rides.


The Old Rectory, Sudborough – Monday 6 May, 11am–5pm

Published as opening for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 28th April, but due to unforeseen circumstances had to cancel, but they have kindly confirmed they will do another day – Monday 6 May! A charming 3 acre village garden situated next to a church, including extensive herbaceous borders, a rose garden, gravel border and highly regarded potager, designed by Rosemary Verey.


Dairy Cottage, Leiecstershire – Sunday 12th May -1.00pm to 5.00pm and Sunday 2nd June – 1.00pm to 5.00pm

From a walled garden with colourful mixed borders to a potager approached along a woodland path, this mature cottage garden combines extensive perennial planting with many unusual shrubs and specimen trees. More than 90 clematis and climbing roses are trained up pergolas, arches and into trees 50ft high – so don’t forget to look up!



Packington Hall, Warwickshire – Sunday 26th May, 2pm-5pm

Packington is the setting for an elegant Capability Brown landscape. Designed from 1750 in 100 acres of parkland which sweeps down to a lake including 1762 Japanese bridge. Delicious WI teas on the terrace or in The Pompeiian Room if wet.




The Haven, part of Kilsby Gardens – Sunday 16 June, 2pm–6pm

Another NEW garden, The Haven, has popped up to join Summerhill and seven other gardens, opening as part of Kilsby Gardens this year. The Haven was built in the 1650s and features a large mature garden with many trees and shrubs, a lawned area and a walled rose garden containing over 50 rose bushes. The garden is very much a work in progress – Clive and Sarah have lived at the Haven for only two years – so there is a lot to do! Also featured is a 16mm garden railway, with stations and live steam trains which will be running on the open day.


Loseley House, Surrey – Sunday 16th June 11am – 5pm

Delightful 2½ acre walled garden. Award winning rose garden (over 1,000 bushes, mainly old fashioned varieties), extensive herb garden, fruit/flower garden, white garden with fountain, and spectacular organic vegetable garden. Magnificent vine walk, herbaceous borders, moat walk, ancient wisteria and mulberry trees. (Please note this date is different to the open days published in the Garden Visitor’s Handbook and County Booklet)


Blaen-y-Cwm, Powys – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2019 1-5pm

4 acre oasis in middle of common land at 1100′ started in 2011 and ongoing. Extensive lawns with mature trees, orchard with large duck pond, streams with bridges, very productive fruit & vegetable garden, polytunnels with olives, fig, cape gooseberries; raised veg beds, fruit cages. Four breeds of duck including Indian Runners, hens, quail, beehives with wildflower area.

Glansevern Hall, Powys – Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 10.30 am -5pm

Beautiful Greek revival house (not open) set in mature parkland with rare and ancient trees. 25 acres of gardens incl walled garden of rooms, vegetable garden, original potting shed, Victorian grotto and orangery. Wysteria scented fountain walk, 4 acre lake with shady seating areas, folly island and wildfowl. Birdhide on banks of R Severn and R Rhiw.  Stunning Autumnal colour with a cosy cafe for warming treats.




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