NGS Gardens in Surrey open for charity this weekend

NGS Open Gardens Surrey 2016Isn’t this one of the most wonderful Spring’s we had in recent times. Here’s hoping it lasts a bit longer, allowing us to enjoy the splendours of these open gardens in Surrey.

Here’s a list of NGS Open Gardens in Surrey to choose from this coming weekend, with a description of each garden. [Click on map to expand].

  • Walton Poor House, Ranmore, Surrey RH5 6SX. Garden open on Sunday 15 May (12 – 5pm) with home-made teas.
    • “Tranquil, almost secretive, 4 acre mostly wooded garden in North Downs AONB, planted to show contrast between colourful shrubs and mature trees. Paths wind through garden to pond, hideaway dell and herb garden, planted to show the use of aromatic plants and shrubs. Specialist nursery with wide variety of herbs, shrubs and aromatic plants.”
  • 26 The Fairway, Camberley, GU15 1EF. Garden open on Sunday 15 May.
    • “Spring and summer is the ideal time to see the azaleas, rhododendrons and heathers that surround the house. Bulbs, primroses and winter anemones give ground cover beneath the shrubs. Climbers and a variety of plants continue a theme to make way for summer flowering. A new water feature has been added, with other additions to the garden.”
  • Coverwood Lakes, Peaslake Road, Ewhurst, Surrey, GU6 7NT. Garden open Sunday 15 May.
    • “14 acre landscaped garden in stunning position high in the Surrey Hills with 4 lakes and bog garden. Extensive rhododendrons, azaleas and fine trees. 3½ acre lakeside arboretum. Marked trail through the 180 acre working farm with Hereford cows and calves, sheep and horses, extensive views of the surrounding hills.”
  • Malabar, Holdfast Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2EY. Garden open Sunday 15 May.
    • “2½ acre country garden bounded by mature oaks with climbing hydrangeas, clematis and roses. Undulating lawns bordered by imaginative colourful planting of unusual shrubs, rhododendrons, and azaleas. Bluebells, hellebores, primulas, lily of the valley and wood anemones throughout. Tranquil bark chipped level woodland walks with natural archways.”
  • Hall Grove School, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HZ. Garden open Saturday 14 May.
    • “Formerly a small Georgian country estate, now a co-educational preparatory school. Grade II listed house (not open). Mature parkland with specimen trees. Historical features incl ice house, old walled garden, heated peach wall. Lake, woodland walks, rhododendrons and azaleas. Live music at 3.0 pm.”

2 thoughts on “NGS Gardens in Surrey open for charity this weekend

  1. Walton Poor House is opening its garden on Sunday for the Surrey charity Lifetrain Trust. I’m pleased to represent Surrey County Council on Lifetrain. We help young people in Surrey to gain qualifications and experience etc. in order to enhance their chances of employment. More information is available on our website. Walton Poor House gardens are a delight and the cakes will be all too tempting -as I know from previous experience.

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