Gardens Open to the Public
Some of our members are happy to welcome you to their gardens, either to raise funds for charity or commercially. This is a good way to visit gardens which may not be generally open and which show how hardy perennials can be used. Those opening their gardens are often happy to talk to fellow-gardeners so you may be able to exchange or gain ideas and information on your visit.
At most of the gardens there are plants for sale, usually grown by the owner, so you can get advice on what will suit your garden conditions.
If you are a member who opens your garden to the public and would like to advertise on the HPS website, you can find how to do it here.
Members' Gardens Open 2019
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February , 2019 11am to 4pm
Cliff was bitten by the snowdrop bug about 35 years ago, 'Galanthomania' was in its infancy then. He quickly and quietly became one of the most modest, yet knowledgeable and widely respected galanthophiles in the country. A number of snowdops associated with Cliff are G. 'Peardrop', 'Chandlers Green Tip', 'Little Joan', 'Tutu', 'Squire Burroughs', 'Mill House', 'Sharron Louise',
|Winter Garden Walks at Ragley Hall (map)
16th & 17th February 2019 10:00 – 16:00 last admission 15:00
Admission £5.00 or £4.00 HPS Members (with card)
Terrace Café will be open with a select Menu
The 26 acres of gardens surrounding Ragley hall will be open for the weekend of 16 – 17th of February 2019. Either join one of the limited guided tours of the gardens or wander at your leisure. The gardens hold a collection of over 60 varieties of snowdrops as well as many winter interest trees, shrubs and bulbs.
Members' Gardens Open 2018
|Open 1st February to 31st October,
Tues to Sat and BH Mons plus Suns in Feb, May, June & July, 10.00am to 5.00pm
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Silver Street, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HH (map)
The quintessential English cottage garden created by the influential 20th century plantswoman and gardening writer Margery Fish and given Grade 1 status by English Heritage in 1992. East Lambrook is a plantsman's paradise with many winding paths between beds filled with old-fashioned and contemporary plants grown in a relaxed and informal manner to create a garden of great beauty and charm. The garden has noted collections of named snowdrops, hellebores and geraniums, many of which can be purchased in the adjoining Margery Fish Plant Nursery.
There is also a simple cafe and gallery in the old Malthouse in the centre of the garden.
Entry £6.00, over 60's £5.50, under 16's free, groups £5.25.
Limited disabled access due to narrow paths and steps.
Ample parking and toilets. Four minutes drive and signposted from the A303 at South Petherton.
|The Dorothy Clive Garden Staffordshire TF9 4EU (map)
Open all week from 17th March through to 1st October
A very beautiful Plantsman’s Paradise. This hillside garden was created in the 1930’s and has been enhanced and extended throughout the following 70 years.
An RHS partner garden it is full of rare and wonderful trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, with areas for each month of the year including a Mediterranean glasshouse. There is a tea room for locally sourced home-cooked food and a gift shop with a plant sales area.
Entry £8.50, children £2 membership available. Group bookings by appointment.
Limited disabled access due to some steep paths and steps.
|Open 20th March to 15th October (except Tues and Weds) from 10-00am to 6-00pm.
Hidden Valley Gardens – Cornwall.
An intimate 3 acre award-winning cottage style garden and specialist plant nursery nestled in a secluded hidden valley in Cornwall. There are 26 identified beds and borders that are full of colour from early season to late autumn. It is a “wonderfully peaceful place to sit and dream amongst the borders/beds” set with herbaceous perennials, shrubs, grasses, and wild flower circles. There is a pond area with wildlife and bog planting, and a shady Fernery, also Japanese and Mediterranean areas and an Iris Bed. There are large collections of named Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Dahlias (over 100 varieties) and smaller collections of the hardy perennials, such as primrose, leucanthemum, helenium, astilbe, astrantia, penstemon, salvia, and asters, all labelled. Some of the plants have been grown from our own seed selections. In February we have ‘pop-up’ visiting for our collection of snowdrops.
There are refreshments in the Tea Hut with homemade cakes, plant sales, dogs welcome on leads with careful owners. Wheelchair access parking, toilets and garden resting points. Entry is £5.00,which includes tea/coffee. Entry for Children, including a Garden Quiz, is free.
Signposted from A390 and between Lostwithiel (2 miles) and St. Austell (5 miles), turning onto B3269 towards Fowey. (map)
|March 23rd 25th 28th and 30th, 2018
15 Manor Drive, Hilton, Yarm, TS15 9LE (map)
Garden open in aid of the Migraine Trust
Admission £2 Plants and books for sale,Tea and home made cakes.
Large collection of Hellebore 'hybrids'
|April 29th, 2018 Times TBA
Lower Severalls Gardens and CB Plants are open on Sunday 29th April in aid of the Akamba Aid Fund www.akambaaidfund.org .
ntry is £2.50 and homemade refreshments will be available.
Our garden has been featured on the front cover of Gardens Illustrated and we are hoping that our tulips and herbs will be at their best for this date.
For more information tel 01460 73234 or email@example.com
May 13th and July 1st, 2018 11-00am to 5-00pm
|May 28 , 2018 1pm till 5pm Open for NGS
43 Mardley Hill, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0TT (map)
Kerrie and Pete Lloyd-Dawson
An unexpected garden created by plantaholics and packed with unusual plants and inspiring combinations. Foliage in a wide range of colours and textures forms the backdrop to ever-changing flowers. Several seating areas offer different perspectives on the design and planting composition. From a small bridge see the man-made stream cascade to the pond. For sale: cakes, teas and home-grown plants. Featured in the Garden Answers Chelsea Special.
Entrance £4, children free
Home-made cakes sold in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice, St Albans.
Home grown plants for sale.
|Sunday 8th July, 2018 2-00 to 5-00 p.m.
3/4 acre garden & 4 acre cider orchard.
Rodney Stoke, BS27 3UJ (map)
Adults £3.50 Children free
Cakes & plants available.
Open for NGS
|Sunday September 23rd, 2018 2-00 to 5-00 pm
Old Hills, Callow End, Worc. WR2 4TQ
Margaret Stone’s informal garden with many hardy perennials, including a Plant Heritage National Collection of Symphyotrichum (Aster) novae-angliae.
See blog ‘Last Month in my Garden’
Admission £3. Home-made teas.
0.5 mile S of Callow End on the B4424 (map)
Open for NGS
National Gardens Scheme
The major organisation devoted to opening gardens for charity in the UK is the National Gardens Scheme. You can find out where there are gardens open to the public, or download their app for your mobile phone, by visiting their website.