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78 Meldreth Road, Shepreth, Royston,
Cambridgeshire, SG8 6PS

01763 261071

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2018-01-09 02:55:50

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
All Year; Every day; Dawn to Dusk.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

No Coaches Car travelling parties welcome.

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

May - October.

To see:
Admission Prices

Free/Charity Box.

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

Parking on grass verge. For Disabled most paths suitable.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:

The Plough, Shepreth The Chequers, Fowlmere.

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Cambridge 9 Miles (Botanic Gardens)

Description of Garden

The garden is just over 1/4 acre lying beside the Kings Cross - Cambridge railway line, and features a very wide range of plants - rare and old favourites crammed into box edged beds. There are various ponds full of water plants and wild life. There is an Alpine house - mostly Auriculas and Lewisias - which are at their best in April.

Two heated greenhouses feature mainly orchids and tender bulbs. The garden soil is alkaline but there is a large acid bed, housing many winter-flowering camellia sasanqua, and also rhododendrons. Five seats are scattered round the garden, making it suitable for people not able to walk far at a time. The six raised beds are full of alpines. A cider mill in front of the garden is filled with water in the summer and pots of plants in winter.

History Of Garden

This is a Level-Crossing house, built around 1850 as a bungalow, with the upper storey added about 1900. The owners have been there since 1959 and were able to buy the property when the crossing was made automatic.

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