For 2019 there are five facinating and varied gardens opening at the north end of the village.
No 2 The Wilderness
The owners say they are lucky to have a back garden facing almost due south. A much played on lawn covers a large part of the plot with herbaceous perennial borders to the east beside the hedge and larger shrubs lining the west.
At the bottom of the garden is the ‘forest’, aptly named by three year olds and perpetuated by the elderly! Here grow some mature conifers shading a delightful mixture of bluebells and fritillaries in the spring. The compost heap also hides away in the corner. Rhododendrons flower happily as do hydrangeas and much loved salvias and sedum.
A pond provides hours of delight for young and old and is home to goldfish, newts and frogs.
No 4 The Wilderness
The garden, originally part of the outlying grounds of Old Place, has been designed to provide all year colour and interest. The first snowdrops in January are followed by crocus, daffodils and tulips, then azaleas, rhododendrons and other shrubs flowering into summer. In the autumn trees, chosen for their autumn colour, are supplemented by beds of brilliant pink nerines lasting well into November. The open views to the south are a particular feature of this garden.
The Old Farmhouse, High St
A small front cottage garden. To the rear a terraced garden with lawns and mixed borders a vegetable patch and wild flower and woodland area with pond and summerhouse
"Springfield", Spring Lane
The garden surrounding the new house has been landscaped by the present owner to make the best of a steeply sloping site. There is a charming pumped stream down a cascade, terrraces and a smalll woodland area.
5 Graham's Cottages, Spring Lane
In 2018 the owner called in Hilary May, a local garden designer, to help her with a complete makeover of the charming cottage garden. The transformation is amazing and makes this garden a destination not to be missed. See photos below showing before and after: