ACCLAIMED GARDENS, SUMMER OPERA SEASON, TEA ROOM & SHOP
THE GARDENOPENS FOR THE SEASON ON 11th MARCH 2015
WEST GREEN HOUSE GARDENS 2015
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.
Autumn is perhaps the most vibrant of times to visit the garden. The Walled Garden is full of colour, the mauves and vibrant pinks of the Michaelmas daisies, the scarlet berries of the holly and cotoneasters and the fading lime green pompoms on the hydrangeas. In the potager green beans and gourds scramble up colourful frames, sun flowers are pushing skyward and the scrumptious step over apples are showing their rosy faces.
In the Greenhouse the vines are dripping with ripening grapes and the vine leaves are slowly turning crimson red and russet brown.
Its a glorious time of the year to enjoy a stroll in the Gardens. We look forward to seeing you.
Open 11TH March to 27TH September 2015
Guided Garden Walks
For garden lovers we offer guided walks around our 10 acre garden, led by one of our experienced gardeners. Walkers will be introduced to the garden, its horticultural history and the people who have left their mark and helped shape the garden over the centuries.
First Thursday of every month during the season. 11am . See Events section for more details.
MOTHERING SUNDAY – SPECIAL AFTERNOON TEA
Sunday 15th March 2-4pm
With the Lakefield carpeted with a host of golden daffodils and fragile fritillaries a visit to our Gardens will make Mothering Sunday a very special day. Then delight and indulge in the fine tradition of afternoon tea complete with a glass of bubbles and served on this special day in the Greenhouse dressed with spring flowers.
£30 adult, £15 children under 16, inclusive of wine and a small gift for mother.
Advanced booking essential
The Garden is open to visitors from 11am to 4.30pm. Tearoom open.
A SEASON OF OPERA AND MUSIC 2015
West Green presents one of the finest country house opera seasons, fusing together an acclaimed garden with intimate, small scale opera.
Our 2015 season combines nights of grand opera with a programme of less formal ” Fringe” events..
Set in our glass sided auditorium provides a spectacular setting for our grand operas. We open with Mozart’s dazzling comedy The Marriage of Figaro and on the second weekend we present Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss. These nights are delightfully elegant occasions, with picnics by the lake under Raj style pavilions, fine dining by Mosimann’s and customary black tie and evening dress.
As each evening of music concluded the garden with its follies and water features is illuminated for guests to enjoy.
We promise an evening to remember.
For full details of our 2015 programme www.westgreenhouseopera.co.uk
“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.