Visit a garden open by arrangement this February
Tue 06 Feb 2018
Visit a garden open by arrangement and enjoy a more personalised experience with your friends, family or group.
In direct contact with the garden owner, you can plan your garden visit for the day you want, at a time convenient for you, so that your group can enjoy exclusive access to the garden (and at this time of year, usually the snowdrops!)
Here are some of our gardens open during our Snowdrop Festival that are available for by arrangement visits:
Grab your wellies and macs to visit this wonderful garden with Hellebores and Snowdrops at their best in the last two weeks of Feb and early March. This is a country garden which is tidy but not manicured and there is always work in progress on new areas. Winding paths give a choice of walks through two acres of owner maintained garden, which is in, and enjoys views of the South Down National Park.
This cottage garden covers one third of an acre, with a large collection of Snowdrops. Hellebores, spring bulbs and other colour also adorn the garden, with pergolas, a wildlife pond, kitchen garden and raised beds.
Dan-y-Warren was originally part of the Dan-y-Parc Estate. It borders the River Usk and has large old oaks, a circle of Redwoods and other interesting trees. The garden contains a variety of rhododendrons, azaleas, flower borders, an orchard, vegetable beds and a fruit cage. A woodland walk through a dell and newly planted valley goes down to the River Usk.
Complementing a C17 Longhouse and 11 acre smallholding this 1½ acre garden is mainly organic. Trees and shrubs are underplanted with collections of crocus, daffodils and snowdrops (200 cultivars). Diverse plantings includes colour filled perennial borders. Enjoy 6 acres of wildflower meadows, 2 ponds and a stream.
This beautiful five acre garden is famous for its mirror image herbaceous borders and carpets of spring bulbs, especially snowdrops. A large and unusual collection of plants and shrubs give year-round interest. A one acre walled garden features prize-winning vegetables, fruit and flowers.
A one acre garden under continual development with panoramic views of the Weald. Over 600 varieties of snowdrop grown in tiered display beds with spring flowers in borders. An extensive collection of alpine plants in a large greenhouse. Vegetable garden and natural spring fed water feature.
Tiered, 2½ acre garden with lawns, mature trees, formal hedging and gravel pathways. Lavender beds, mixed shrub/herbaceous borders, and hot double herbaceous borders. Apple espaliers, pears, soft fruit, produce and herb gardens. The garden features a sunken garden with white border, woodland with naturalistic planting and spring bulbs. Beautiful snowdrops and aconites can be seen in February.