West Green House Gardens
One of the Twenty Best Great British Gardens to visit!
‘The Times’ – Saturday 15th August 2015
Read the full article here
Opening Times Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 11am to 4.30pm.
We are also open Bank Holiday Monday, August 31st.
The Tea Room is open from 11am to 4pm on garden open days
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.
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 our Events section for more details.
Our Latest News… There’s Late Season Fireworks!
Garden visitors should note we are also open on Bank Holiday Monday (31st August), 11am to 4.30pm.
The potager’s apples are proving to be the garden’s showstoppers, with our archways, stepovers and other trained trees simply groaning with fruit. Can you find our more hidden gems, such as the very nice pears and the squashes getting ready for our Halloween show?
Arranging Autumn Flowers
Wednesday 23rd September, 11am to 3.30pm
We demonstrate how to bring the vibrant colours of autumn into your home using a palette of flowers, fruit and berries.
£45 inclusive of lunch with wine.
Advanced booking essential. Call us on 01252 844 611.
“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.