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Upton Grey, Basingstoke,
Hampshire, RG25 2RD

01256 862827

01256 861035

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

May June July Weekdays only and not Bank Holidays Time of opening 9am-5pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Visits only on weekdays

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Open dates

To see:

The restored 1908 Gertrude Jekyll gardens. The wild garden with trees, shrubs, wild flowers and planted pond, and the formal garden with colourful herbaceous beds, planted drystone walls, pergola and beautiful design

Admission Prices

Adults £7 Children aged 8 and under free

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Groups are given personal tours by the owner. Small shop, teas or light refreshments available on request in advance. Teas & refresments available by prior arrangement to groups of 10 or more.
Disabled access to the house: No
Disabled access to the garden: Yes

Garden Features & Events

Special events 2014: (please see our website)

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Hatchings, Cliddesden, Basingstoke.

Inns & Pubs:

Hoddington Arms, Upton Grey

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

This complete 5 acre garden was designed by Jekyll in 1908 for the house, owned by Charles Holme, founder of the important Arts and Crafts magazine The Studio. Copies of her plans are on display. A formal garden holds typical Jekyll herbaceous borders. A rose lawn, which is surrounded by planted drystone walls, leads down shallow steps to Bowling and Tennis Lawns. The whole is enclose in yew hedging. By contrast, in the wild garden, grass paths lead from circular grass steps through rambling roses, shrubs and walnut trees to a spring-fed pond. An orchard, nuttery and kitchen garden lie alongside the garden. The website shows dramatic photographs of the dereliction in 1984 and today's restored glory.

History Of Garden

Designed by Jekyll in 1908, the house by Ernest Newton (founder member of the Art Workers Guild). Then Charles Holme, the founder (in 1893) and sometime editor of The Studio, the most important Arts & Crafts magazine of its time, took over the property in 1902 until the 1920's. Restored by Mrs. Ros Wallinger.

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