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“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.
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.
SOAK UP THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
November 12th to December 14th 11am to 4pm Admission Free
A Christmas Fair with the gardener in mind. A treasure trove of stylish gifts selected by us from across Europe, yuletide garlands, festive decorations and trees laden with glittering ornaments.
Christmas Workshops and Guided winter walks – see Events section for further details.
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 included 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 concluded the garden with its follies and water features is illuminated for guests to enjoy.