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Hambledon, Nr. Godalming,
Surrey, GU8 4EF

01428 683413

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2018-01-28 06:01:29

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Every Wednesday from 10 to 6 from April - July

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

for individuals or groups. For groups of 15 or more we can offer refreshments and lunch or tea, see website.

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Sunday 29th March - Saturday 4th April 10 - 6 Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2pm- 6 (Teas) - Sunday 10th May Sunday 7th June - Saturday 13th June 10 - 6

Best Times of Year to Visit:

March - April April - June

To see:

Spring bulbs Blossom, Azaleas and Water Garden.

Admission Prices

Adult £5; Children Free; groups (with introductory talk by owner and guided tour) £6 pp

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
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:

Limited facilities for the disabled. Morning coffee/tea homemade biscuits. Lunch e.g. lasagna and salad, fruit, glass of wine/fruit juice and afternoon tea with homemade cakes, for groups by arrangement only. Picnics in car park field only.

Garden Features & Events

Gertrude Jekyll Water Garden 1911 W.D. Caroe pergola and additions 1907. Yew Walk 1909 Recently designed Centenary Garden The Venue and/or garden can also be hired for functions.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Crown Inn, Chiddingfold


Godalming High Street - numerous Haslemere High Street

Inns & Pubs:

Swan Inn, Chiddingfold White Horse, Hascombe Sun Inn, Dunsfold Merry Harriers, Hambledon

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Winkworth Arboretum Compton Hascombe, including Hascombe Church Watts Gallery and Chapel Chiddingfold Haslemere Museum Godalming Museum - Gertrude Jekyll Collection

Description of Garden

A five-acre garden, maintained by the family with four days' help a week, surrounds and complements a historic family home dating from the 16th century, giving a series of garden rooms of great variety, from the formal old cottage garden at the front, with a delightfully informal planting, to a robust pergola of Bargate stone extending east, by W.D. Caroe. The unique Water Garden by Gertrude Jekyll (1911) comprises a succession of small ponds crossed by stone paths and bridges.

Island beds in the old orchard allow for experiment with more modern plants, and double borders created in part of the former vegetable garden, allow use of plants of special interest.

A stream runs through the garden from the north, enclosed by large yew hedges, dating from 1909. Originally planted as a rose garden, the depredations of the wild deer have led the owners to remove the roses and re-plant with foliage plants to give year round interest.

History Of Garden

Laid down in 1909 by W. D. Caroe. Water Garden by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911. Adaptation for easier maintenance over the past 50 years.

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