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
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.
Charming thatched cottage with a well established and very colourful garden packed with many unusual plants; old fashioned roses, clematis, herbaceous perennials galore, wildlife and ornamental ponds, lined damp garden with primula candelabras and astilbes, hosta collection and all to be discovered down winding paths.
Ravenstone Hall, Leicestershire – Monday 27th May, 1pm to 5pm
The garden was transformed in 2009 when the new owners moved to the house and planting and development has been on-going since that time. Azaleas and rhododendrons are planted on the bank of the drive. Beech trees and a beech hedge line the main front lawn. There is a woodland walk planted with bluebells.
½ acre garden with shrubs, trees, rambling roses and pond. Mixed planting for colour, form and scent throughout the year. Good range of shade tolerant plants, developing wild area. Fine views over open fields.
A small, urban, traditional, exotic garden, where we think Gertrude Jekyll meets Christopher Lloyd. New rose border dedicated to the late David Austin, also new wildlife pond and planting. Clematis, ferns, grasses, shrubs, topiary, palms, help to make this a fascinating garden to explore. Front garden, small but well stocked, and designed for year-round colour. Winner of ‘Best Back Garden’ and ‘Best Newcomer’, Gosport in Bloom 2018.
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)
Marlais & Llys Head, Ceredigion – Sunday 14th July 11am – 5.30pm
The garden at Marlais has been created in only 2 years and was designed for easy access and maintenance to suit more mature gardeners with some disability. Llys Head is an informal cottage garden showing an artist’s imaginative use of unusual artefacts and a plants-woman’s use of varied planting for year round colour.
Admington Hall, Warwickshire – Saturday 20th July, 11am-5pm
A continually evolving 10 acre garden with an established structure of innovative planning and planting. An extensive collection of fine and mature specimen trees provide the essential core structure to this traditional country garden. Features including a lush broad lawn, orchard, water garden, large walled garden, wild flower meadows and extensive modern topiary. This is a garden in motion.
87 St Johns Road, London – Sunday 4th August 1.30pm – 5.30pm(not 5th August as originally published)
My garden epitomises what can be achieved with imagination, design and colour consideration in a small typical terraced outdoor area. Its themes are diverse and incl a fernery, Jardin Majorelle, a water feature and 3 individual seating areas. All enhanced with circles, mirrors and over planting to create an atmosphere of tranquility within an urban environment.
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.
By arrangement only
1½ acre garden with many interesting features including shaded shrubberies, pergola, large colourful rockery, and new area for succulents/alpines. Weave your way round the lake to wild flower area and spot the self-seeded orchids.
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