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Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Open April-September Wednesday-Saturday 10-5
Group visits welcome
For nursery visits in Nov-Feb, please email for appointment.
Mid April - mid July.
Adults £5; Children under 16 and individual RHS members free. Nursery - free
Partial Disabled Access. Events, see website please. Nursery with very wide variety of rare, unusual and hardy plants
Woodland garden has rare shrubs and trees and also woodland plants. Lower garden opened up with arboretum extended and pond added. New visitors cabin overlooking the Lymington Valley with hot drinks available.
Turfeutters Arms The Montagu Arms Hotel
The Red Lion Fleur de Lys, Pilley East End Arms, East End
Rhododendrons and Azaleas are the mainstay at the top of the garden where the soil is very poor, selected to give interest for long periods by concentrating on foliage and habit, not just flowers. Lower down, rodgersias and hostas thrive and in the wetter areas, ferns, primulas and iris. In front of the house, the scene changes, on drier, sunny slopes, Cranesbills (Geraniums) provide foreground planting to rare shrubs, such as the silvery Leptospermum grandifolium. A large collection of lacecaps and hydrangeas are at their best later in the season, followed by the Japanese maples, giving a final burst of colour.
This garden was established by the Mr. and Mrs. P.G.G. Chappell in 1961, and is now being gently extended by Andrew and Vicky Roberts.