ACCLAIMED GARDENS, SUMMER OPERA SEASON, TEA ROOM & SHOP
“Chelsea Flower Show Silver Gilt Award”
WEST GREEN HOUSE AWARDED SILVER GILT AT THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
West Green House Gardens,represented at the Chelsea Flower Show for the very first time, with an Artisan Garden titled ” The Topiarist Garden” has received a Silver Gilt award”.
Designed by Marylyn Abbott of West Green House ”The Topiarist Garden” takes its inspiration from the courtyard in front of the bothy here at West Green . Envisage the garden as the personal space for the Head Gardener who is influenced by the tradition of “Topia opera” - fancy gardening. In this small walled space, he indulges his passion for eclectic topiary designs, haphazardly placed amongst his favourite white perennials,flowering climbers and delicate rose -Adelaide d’Orleans. Annual flowers planted in a sunken chequerboard of pots make this space a fantasy of informality. He takes great pleasure in clipping topiary into flamboyant shapes. As he clips and shapes he hums quietly along to himself from Mozart’s Madamma,il catalogo il questo;the “catalogue aria” which lists his master’s conquests.
If you enjoyed our garden at Chelsea, or saw us on the BBC why not come and visit West Green House and inspirational 18th century Bothy and Courtyard Garden.
GARDENS OPEN 12TH MARCH TO 28TH SEPTEMBER 2014 .
Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4.30 pm.
Please disregard the information on Google maps. The Gardens is open as above.
Garden opening hours vary during our Opera Season as follows:
26July Gardens close to the public at 3pm
27th July Gardens close at 3pm -access limited to Walled Gardens only - Entry reduced to £5 for adults £2.50 children
30 July Gardens close to the public at 3pm
31 July Gardens closed to the public
1 August Gardens close to the public at 3pm
2 August Gardens close to the public at 3pm
3 August Gardens close at 3pm -access limited to Walled Gardens only - Entry reduced to £5 for adults £2.50 children
West Green House Gardens offers four seasons of beauty, contrast and inspiration .Created by an acclaimed garden designer and writer, Marylyn Abbott and situated in picturesque North Hampshire, it is one of England’s finest manor house gardens marrying traditional style with contemporary design.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with an afternoon stroll around these beautiful gardens.
WEST GREEN HOUSE – A SEASON OF OPERA AND GARDENS
West Green presents one of the finest country house opera seasons, fusing together an acclaimed garden with intimate, small scale opera. Our 2014 programme includes Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, A little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim and Amadeus, two one Act Operas by Mozart and Salieri. As each evening of music concludes the garden with its follies and water features will be illuminated for guests to enjoy.