This directory below details gardens where owners have generously agreed to open them for the benefit of Members. It is hoped that Members will respond by making a special attempt to visit some of these gardens and that all will benefit from the spread of knowledge and friendship which should result. Some Members cannot readily get to gardens. Group outings are a great help in overcoming this difficulty, but if you plan a visit and have spare seats in your car perhaps you could take others with you.
The Society is particularly concerned that Members should recognise that taking plants, cuttings or seed without permission is theft, causes distress and is inexcusable. Do not hesitate to ask the owner about a plant, which is of particular interest to you, for the owner may be able to help you obtain it. Where a garden is open by appointment, it is essential that a firm appointment is made and a time agreed and honoured; where a telephone number is shown this is the preferred method of arranging an appointment. Would those organising group visits by coach to Open Days please get in touch with the garden owner first, so that difficulties over parking can be resolved. Children only under firm parental control. No animals.
Several of the gardens are open under the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), who publish the 'Yellow Book' and this is available from any large bookstore. It is published in February.
Gardens Open by Region
Bedfordshire - Cheshire - Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge, Cheshire
Conwy - Derbyshire - Conwy, Cumbria, Denbigh, Derbyshire
Dorset - Gwynnedd - Dorset, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Gwynnedd
Kent - London - Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, London
Nottinghamshire - Somerset - Nottinghamshire, Powys, Shropshire, Somerset
Staffordshire - Worcestershire - Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Worcestershire