Brandy Mount House

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Alresford,
Hampshire, SO24 9EG

01962 732189

Listed By

William Donelson

0000-00-00 00:00:00


Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Open for NGS on 18 Feb only 12-4pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By Appointment ONLY

Group Appointment: Yes

By Appointment ONLY Please call 01323 844 248.

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

Spring

To see:

Snowdrops in Feb, Daphnes in late March -May

Admission Prices

Adult £3; Children free. (no over 60's concessions)
By Appointment ONLY

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

No parking at house, park at Station car park 5 mins. away. Teas Feb & Mar

Garden Features & Events

One and a quarter acres with informal beds, woodland, terrace with alpines and an Alpine House.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Snowdrops (Galanthus), Daphne.

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities


Hotels & Accommodation:

Flower Pots Inn, Cheriton

Restaurants:
Inns & Pubs:

Globe on the Lake, Alresford
Tichborne Arms, Tichborne
Other pubs nearby

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Alresford - an attractive small Georgian town with good shops.
Riverside Walk.
Steam Railway - Watercress line.

Description of Garden

Brandy Mount House has about one and a quarter acres of informal gardens in a secluded location, even though it is very near the High Street of New Alresford. The garden is at its best in Spring with a wide range of bulbs, snowdrops, dwarf narcissi and anemones. Daphnes and alpines are found in terraced beds around the house and there is an Alpine House with a collection of European primulas, narcissi and saxifragus. There is alo a small potager with vegetables and flowers.

This is a good Spring garden, but, being on chalk, it tends to get dry in a hot summer and the herbaceous plants are seen at their best in late June and July. There is Autumn interest with colchicums, sternbergias and early snowdrops.

History Of Garden

The garden was first enclosed from pasture in about 1940 when the surrounding trees, many of the apple, were also planted to keep the garden cool and secluded. The present owners, Mr. and Mrs. Baron, moved here about twenty years ago by which time the garden was very run down. They have steadily improved the layout of the garden and built up the collection of daphnes and snowdrops.

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