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Bolam, Morpeth,
Northumberland, NE61 3UA

01161 881 660

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2018-01-11 08:43:38

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open.

May - Sept; by appointment.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

By appointment.

Group Appointment: Yes

By appointment.

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

13th July; Sun; 2pm - 6pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

End June - July July - Sept

To see:

Herbaceous plantings Viticella and herbaceous clematis and grasses

Admission Prices

£3.50; Child free £4.50 for guided tour with Heather

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

Teas, Light refreshments and picnics by arrangement. Access to garden via easy 400m. field track - walk or drive - But not for coaches.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Linden Hall Hotel, Longhorsley


Caf? Lowrey, Darras Hall, Ponteland

Inns & Pubs:

The Beresford, Whalton

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Wallington House & Garden - NT
Belsay Hall & Gardens - EH
Herterton House garden
Bide-a-Wee Cottage garden
Stanton Hall Nursery, Stanton
All within 20 mins. drive.

Description of Garden

Set in beautiful, rural Northumberland the 1 1/2 acre garden, with a sheltering early 19th century brick wall has been developed from scratch by Heather and John Russell over the last 25 years.
Heather has created a rich pattern of plant tapestries and garden features each with a character and mood of their own but which blend seamlessly into one another. The space here has been used most inventively and it is a garden packed with new ideas. Heather has combined passionate plantsmanship with a very strong sense of design in a delightfully contemporary garden. Strong structure provided by clipped trees and bushes and shrubs with gravel areas, naturalistic planting using different grasses and perennials, many unusual. There is a large collection of group three clematis, mostly viticellas, and generously planted, coloured themed borders.

History Of Garden

The main walled area of the garden, was laid out when Bolam Hall was built in the early 19th century, surrounded by parkland. This was derelict when the Russells bought it in 1982.

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