Britain's What's On Event Guide
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Our virtual garden visits have been bejewelled with tulips this spring. Gardens from Yorkshire to the south coast have enjoyed the riot and drama of the bulbs that were once worth more than gold.
Today to Tue 30 Mar
Despite their Asian origins, there is something so English about roses that they have become the cornerstone of many of our gardens, large and small.
Today to Mon 29 Mar
Whilst overflowing with roses in June, in Jan and Feb the bones of this acre galanthophiles garden on chalk are on show. Brick and flint walls, terraces, rustic arches, gates and pond add character.
Westcroft, nr Salisbury SP4 0AB
Wonderful woodland walks with daffodils, rhododendrons, azaleas, shrubs, bulbs; magnificent views; formal gardens.
Fonthill House, Tisbury SP3 5SA
Sun 21 Mar
Park and gardens laid out by Capability Brown and Repton. Large lawns with fine specimens of ornamental trees surround the Elizabethan mansion. C18 bath house hidden in the grounds.
Corsham Court, Corsham SN13 0BZ
Sun 21 Mar, Sun 25 Apr
Yew hedges divide lawns, borders, rose garden, lily pond and a newer wild area with a natural swimming pond shaded by a liriodendron. Views through large Turkey oaks to farmland beyond.
Foxley Manor, Malmesbury SN16 0JJ
Sun 18 Apr, Sat 22 May
6 acre garden of hedges, perennial borders, walled rose garden, secret garden, bee garden and orchard stuffed with good plants. Well stocked kitchen and herb garden.
Broadleas House Gardens, Devizes SN10 5JQ
Sun 18 Apr, Sun 16 May
This 30 acre woodland garden of azaleas, magnolias, rhododendrons and bluebells is one of the most exciting of its type in the country.
Bowood Woodland Gardens, Calne SN11 9PG
Mon 19 Apr
A wonderfully varied 4½ acre garden adjacent to River Marden. (House not open). Formal walled productive and cutting garden, traditional glasshouses, rose garden and wide herbaceous borders.
Blackland House, Calne SN11 8UQ
Thu 22 Apr, Sat 1 May
The Lower Lye garden was completely reconfigured 24 years ago by the landscape architect Michael Balston. Since then both Tania Compton and Jane Hurst have undertaken replanting various borders.
Lower Lye, Salisbury SP3 6AQ
Sat 24 Apr
An exemplar of Harold Peto’s garden design at his former home, this 2½ acre romantic garden provides inspiration to many and was used as a key location in The Secret Garden (2020).
Iford Manor Gardens, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2BA
Sat 24 Apr
Very beautiful and elegant garden created over 60 years by previous and current owners. Above the house there are several acres of mature rhododendron and magnolia woodland planting.
Knoyle Place, Salisbury SP3 6AF
Sat 24 Apr
1740s mansion house later extended by Clough Williams Ellis in 1920s (not open). The original formal gardens around the house have been developed over the years to create a wonderful garden full of...
Oare House, nr Pewsey SN8 4JQ
Sun 25 Apr
Enchanting ½ acre cottage garden, immaculately planted with water feature, raised vegetable beds, small wildlife pond and gravel garden.
Cottage in the Trees, nr Salisbury SP4 0AD
Sun 25 Apr, Sun 9 May, Sun 13 Jun
In the event of inclement weather, before visiting, please check www.ngs.org.uk. 4 acre mature woodland garden with rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, maples, magnolias, ornamental water, bog garden,...
Waterdale House, East Knoyle SP3 6BL
Sun 2 May
Mature oak woodland glades jungliefied with climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle and specimen trees. Bog garden with ferns, skunk cabbage and iris.
Bush Farm, Warminster BA12 6AE
Sun 9 May, Sun 13 Jun
Informal hidden gardens in beautiful setting with small wooded area, pond, water plants, lakeside walk, views of Old Wardour castle.
Ark Farm, Salisbury SP3 6RP
Sun 16 May
1 acre cottage style, wildlife friendly garden on greensand. Mixed beds and borders with long season of interest.
Windmill Cottage, Market Lavington SN10 4QB
Thu 20 May, Fri 21 May, Thu 3 Jun, Fri 4 Jun, Thu 1 Jul, Fri 2 Jul
This is the Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Calne Classic Car Run.
Between 8am and 9.30am on Sunday 23rd May one hundred Classic Cars will meet and drive off from Calne Leisure Centre Car park.
Start at Calne Leisure Centre Car Park SN11 0SP
Sun 23 May
Opening in support of the National Garden Scheme. The garden was awarded a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal in the ’My Chelsea Garden’ competition, ’Back Garden’...
Ordnance House, West Dean SP5 1JE
Sun 23 May
Only public opening of 2021. This garden was awarded a RHS Gold Medal in May 2020 in a competition held in conjunction with the BBC One Show.
Ordnance House, Salisbury SP5 1JE
Sun 23 May
Delightful 2 acre community garden, created and maintained by volunteers. Features incl 7 individual display gardens, ornamental pond, plant nursery, Iron Age round house, artwork, fitness trail,...
Twigs Community Garden, Swindon SN2 2QJ
Sun 23 May, Sun 18 Jul
Leave car park, walk past vegetables and through the paddock to reach house and gardens. Although modest, there is much variety to find.
North Cottage, Tisbury SP3 6RZ
Sun 23 May, Sun 13 Jun
The C15 Manor house comes into view as you descend along the drive and into the Grade II landscaped Edwardian gardens.
Hazelbury Manor Gardens, Corsham SN13 8HX
Wed 26 May
Garden of approx 2 acres, created over the past 20 years. Island beds with a mixture of herbaceous plants, bulbs, annuals and shrubs.
Tristenagh House, Devizes SN10 5LW
Mon 31 May
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