West Green House Gardens
Now on TV!
See our garden and tea room looking gorgeous in ‘Best Bakes Ever’ with Jane Asher – a 20 part series on BBC2 at 3pm on Monday through Friday, from 21st September
The full programme details are here
Then come and see us live! Our garden opening times are Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 11am to 4.30pm, until October 31st 2015
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… the weather’s been kind
Asters and dahlias are extending the late season show, bringing different hues to the walled and potager gardens. Late September’s weather has been kind to us and the flowers, fruit and vegetables have put on a fresh spurt of growth and colour.
The warm days and cooler nights we’ve had recently are the signal for the trees to don their autumnal coats of colour, making notable changes to the scene in the Lakefield and the Garden of 5 Bridges. Soon it will be time to bring in the harvest ready for our Apple Sunday and Hallowe’en weekend.
For lots more news and views of the garden, see our latest newsletter.
Garden visitors should note we are open until October 31st, and we look forward to seeing you!
Our next event…
Come and help us celebrate our best ever apple harvest in the garden. Bring the entire family for apple themed demonstrations, games, face painting, competitions and more. Our tea room will be serving an apple inspired menu throughout the day.
You are invited to pick your own bag of apples to take home and pick up our recipe leaflet for ideas of what to do with your plunder.
No need to book, just turn up. Normal garden admission fees apply.
All activities will be held in our greenhouse, except for the apple picking.
“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.