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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.

HPS Diamond Jubilee

This year more members’ gardens than usual are open, to celebrate our 60th anniversary. Each garden owner has chosen when they would like to open, so that their garden can be seen at its peak and ‘star’ plants can be at their best.

There is an entry fee, similar to that charged for the National Gardens Scheme. Apart from £1 to cover  administration costs, this goes either to charity or to the local HPS group.

You can find a full list of the gardens, arranged by opening date, on our Jubilee Open Gardens blog.

Gardens open 'by arrangement' are also shown below, listed in county order. Please don't be shy - contact the garden owner if you're going to be in the area and agree a time to visit.

Come and celebrate with us.

Gardens Opening by Arrangement

Buckinghamshire - May to August
Hill House, Castle St, Buckingham,  MK18 1BS
Buckinghamshire - May to September
Cedar House, Bacombe Lane, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6EQ
Cheshire and Wirral
The White Cottage, Threapwood,  Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7AL
Devon - May to September
The Gate House Garden, Lee, Nr Ilfracombe, EX34 8LR
Pembrokeshire - May to July/August
The Retreat, Retreat Road, Penally, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7PL
Powys - April to August
Holly Cottage, Great Argoed, nr Churchstoke, Powys, SY15 6TH
Heath Garden, Heath Hill, Sheriffhales, Shifnal,Shropshire, TF11 8RR
Shropshire - March to June
6 Laburnum Close, St Martins , nr Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3HU
Shropshire - May to October
5 Church St, Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire, SY4 1LA
Shropshire - June to September
Copper Beeches, Whittington Road , Gobowen (nr Oswestry), Shropshire , SY11 3ND
Shropshire - Mid July - Mid August
Gwynt Newydd, 3 Penygarreg Rise, Pant, Oswestry, SY10 8JR

Other HPS Members' Gardens Open to the Public

Details of the gardens are below, arranged by opening date.

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.

Clatterford Shute
Isle of Wight PO30 1PD.

Margaret & Graham Montrose
Sunday 21 May, 2-00pm to 5-00pm
Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas

1 acre garden on sheltered south and west facing site with good vistas.
Planted for yr-round interest with many different shrubs, trees and perennials to give variety, structure and colour. Natural stream with bridges and waterfall. Pond being developed alongside kitchen garden.

Also open for NGS, see Yellow Book entry for more details

The Old Rectory

Andrew and Judy Hallett
t. 01981 570401

Saturday 3 June, Sunday 4 June, Sunday 10 September (12 - 5.30pm) 
Visits by arrangement May - September Admission £4

With breathtaking views over Herefordshire countryside this four acre garden - two acres of formal garden and two acres paddock with ornamental trees and shrubs, and heritage fruit trees - has been created since 2007.  
Constantly changing plantsman's garden.
Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
See Yellow Book entry and website for more details.

5 Great Park Cottages
off Betty-Haunt Lane
Isle of Wight
PO30 4HR

Gunda Cross

Sunday 4 June (11.30am - 4.30pm). Admission £3.50, children free.
From windswept barren 2 acre cattle field to developing tranquil country garden.
Natural, mainly native planting and wild flowers.
Cottagey front garden, herb garden, orchard, fruit cage and large pond.
The good life and a haven for wildlife!
Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of the EM Hospice.
Also open for NGS, see Yellow Book entry for further details

40 Accommodation Road

Eddie and Marie Aldridge

Sunday 4 June (11am - 4.30pm). Admission £5.00 includes three other gardens,children free.
A very full garden around three sides of a bungalow.
Any spaces quickly filled with perennials, many grown by the owner from seeds and cuttings. Back garden, which can flood, has raised beds.
Wildlife encouraged, bee friendly planting.
This garden opens as one of four in Horncastle.
Also open for NGS, see Yellow Book entry for further details

19 Winnington Gardens 
Hanley Swan

Brian & Irene Skeys

Saturday 10, Sunday 11 June, 1-00 to 5-00pm, Admission  £5-00 (includes 4 more gardens)
Designed into a series of garden rooms, there is a green and white garden, a small oriental garden, roses and vines cover an archway to mixed borders full of plants for all seasons. There are raised beds and trained fruit trees around the Summerhouse and seating area, a herb bed containing a special standard gooseberry bush.
Greenhouses and a potting shed with a small collection of vintage garden tools. A white wisteria covers the entrance to a small oriental garden with a shelter to sit and contemplate. There is a garden room where you can sit and enjoy your cream teas.
Plants for Sale
Note: Access too narrow for wheel chairs
Also open for NGS as one of five gardens, see Yellow Book entry for details

The White House
Stourport on Severn

John & Joanna Daniels


Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, 1-00 to 6-00pm, Admission (includes 6 more gardens)
An informal half acre country garden in a peaceful location surrounding a period property. 
The garden is constantly evolving with large mixed borders planted with shrubs and cottage garden plants. Hostas in containers, vegetable beds, herbs and greenhouse. Adjoining recently planted half acre orchard with fruit and ornamental trees. Chickens and beehives.
Also open for NGS as one of seven gardens, see Yellow Book entry for details

Hedgehog Hall
Loddington Road,
Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire, LE7 9DE

Janet and Andrew Rowe

Sunday 25 June  (11am - 4.30pm) Admission £3.50, children free, home made teas
½ acre organically managed plant lover's garden. Steps leading to three stone walled terraced borders filled with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and a patio over looking the valley. Lavender walk, herb border, beautiful spring garden, colour themed herbaceous borders. Sheltered courtyard with collection of hostas and acers. Courtyard terrace planted for yr-round interest with topiary and perennials.
Also open for NGS, see Yellow Book entry for more details

Ashknowle House
Ashknowle Lane
Isle of Wight
PO38 2PP

Jennie Fradgley

Saturday 1 July & Sunday 2 July. 12.30pm to 4.30pm.  Admission £4.00, children free.
A variety of features to explore in the grounds of this Victorian house. Woodland walks, wildlife and fish ponds. Many colourful beds and borders. The large well maintained kitchen garden is highly productive and boasts a wide range of fruit and vegetables grown in cages, tunnels, glasshouses and raised beds.
Young productive orchard incl protected cropping of strawberries, peaches and apricots.
Display and DVD of red squirrel antics.
Home made Teas
Also open for NGS, see Yellow Book entry for further details

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.

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