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 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.
|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)
|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
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.