Pop up openings

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

Hollydyke House & St John the Baptist Church, Buckinghamshire – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February, 11am-3pm

During February we hope to see hellebores, crocus and carpets of snowdrops in our 3 acre garden surrounding Hollydyke House. You will be able to appreciate the structure in winter with the trees, conifers, colourful barks, seed heads and grasses.

You will also have the opportunity to see the three churchyard gardens surrounding the 10th century Saxon Church which are carpeted with snowdrops and crocus. At the same time as your visit, view the recently conserved wall paintings dating from the 12th century. Please Note: On Sunday 17 February St John the Baptist Church will be closed for services until 12.30pm.

You can also visit Hollydyke House by arrangement in February and March.


The Acers, Leicestershire – Sunday 24th February, 11am – 4pm

Medium sized garden, with a Japanese theme including a zen garden, Japanese tea house, koi pond, more than 20 different varieties of Acers, many choice alpines, Trilliums, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Cornus, Hamamelis and dwarf conifers. Over 150 different varieties of Snowdrops in spring.


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