West Green House Gardens


As featured in The Telegraph’s Best Walled Gardens to Visit – ‘a magical garden’

See the slideshow of all 9 gardens here - we’re slide number 5

Our twinkling Christmas Fair is now open every day until December 20th, from 11am to 4pm

During the Christmas Fair, the Tea Room opens from 11am to 3.30pm 

You’re welcome to visit the garden during the Christmas Fair. West Green House Gardens offers four seasons of beauty, contrast and inspiration. Created by 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.


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The garden team hard at work at West Green House, supervised by Violet the catWe may have closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels!

The garden team – supervised by Violet – are busy making sure everything is in tip-top condition for next year. Our greenhouse and tea room have been transformed for our Christmas Fair which runs from November 18th to December 20th (see below for more details).

Note the garden is also open during the Christmas Fair, with a reduced entry fee of £3, or free if you bring your National Trust membership card.

For a sneaky peek at the garden post opening season, see our latest newsletter.

Garden visitors should note we fully re-open on Wednesday March 2nd 2016, though do look out for our programme of winter walks in November and December!


Our next events…

Christmas Fair, Workshops and Winter Walks


Christmas Angel decoration at West Green House

Christmas Fair: Wednesday 18th November to Sunday 20th December, 11am to 4pm

West Green House is magical at Christmas!

Our  CHRISTMAS FAIR may be the answer to the Christmas we all want to have. Lights twinkling in a beautiful Greenhouse, intriguing and unusual gifts sourced from across Europe and unlikely to be found in any High Street shop, a range of prices to suit every pocket and a warmth of welcome in our lavishly stocked Tea Room that would melt the heart of even the most Christmas-averse Scrooge.

To complement the season we also have a range of WORKSHOPS and WINTER WALKS, threaded through the Fair like Christmas glitter.

Choose from Christmas Hanging Baskets, Advent Wreath, Tree Decorations from the Woodland, Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations. Cost is £49 to include lunch with wine. To book a workshop, call 01252 844 611.

Winter walks take place every Thursday at 11am whilst the Fair is open, £15 including lunch. No need to book, just turn up.

Christmas Fair: Admission is FREE, just turn up on the day. Entry to the garden is £3 (children under 5 have free entry).

See our Events Page for full details of our Christmas workshops and dates, plus our winter garden walks.


“Chelsea Flower Show Silver Gilt Award”


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.


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