ACCLAIMED GARDENS TEA ROOM & SHOP
SUMMER OPERA SEASON
The Gardens open for 2015 on
Wednesday March 11th.
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 Events section for more details.
Something really special for Mothering Sunday.
Afternoon Tea – Sunday March 15th 2pm – 4pm
With the Lakefield carpeted with a host of daffodils and fragile fritillaries, a visit to our Gardens makes Mothering Sunday a very special day. Delight in the fine tradition of a perfect Afternoon Tea, complete with a glass of bubbles and served on this special day in our Greenhouse dressed with Spring flowers.
Adults £30 Children £15 Advanced Booking essential – just call 01252 844611
A SEASON OF OPERA AND MUSIC 2015
July 25th to August 2nd
West Green presents one of the finest country house opera seasons, fusing together the acclaimed garden with intimate, small scale opera. 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 concludes, the garden with its follies and water features are illuminated for guests to enjoy.
Set in our glass sided auditorium, we offer 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 a new production of ’Ariadne auf Naxos‘ by Richard Strauss. Our 2015 season combines these nights of grand opera with a programme of less formal ” Fringe” events, including performances by the acclaimed soprano Joan Rodgers, a lunchtime event with Dr Rowan Williams and our very popular Midday Music events, perfect for the whole family.
For full details, please visit the separate West Green House Opera website on 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.