Hampshire and Hertfordshire
HAMPSHIREBARON, Caryl & Michael, Brandy Mount House, East Street, New Alresford, Hants., SO24 9EG. A secluded garden of over an acre which is near the centre of the town. On a rich chalky soil which suits spring bulbs, species paeonies and daphnes. National Collections of Daphne and Galanthus. [First two weeks of February for Snowdrops and late April early May for Daphnes]. Dappled shade over woodland plants, new sunny terraces, troughs with alpines including rare small daphnes, gentians & many species of hardy geranium. Alpine houses with an extensive collection of Dwarf Narcissi & European Primulas. Plants for sale. Limited parking at the house. Open early February for Snowdrops plus times & dates as in NGS Yellow book, also by appointment. It is essential to telephone beforehand to check dates and entrance details. Tel: 01962 732189.
CRAWFORD, Dr R & Mrs V, Little Barn, Woodgreen, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2QX. Open Fridays and Saturdays from March to October and by appointment, please telephone first. E-mail: email@example.com
Tel: 01725 512213.
SHORT, Peter & Vera, Longthatch, Lippen Lane, Warnford, Nr. Southampton, Hants, SO32 3LE. 3½ acre garden in the Meon Valley, with the River Meon running through the garden. Several ponds, waterfall pool with Trout, bog garden and wooded area. Numerous herbaceous borders, island beds, Hellebores (part of National Collection), Hostas, Pulmonarias, hardy Geraniums, rare trees and shrubs. Open every Wednesday, 3rd to 31st March inclusive 10.00 - 5.00 pm. Also for the NGS ~ 14th, 21st & 28th March; 25th April; 30th & 31st May and 20th June ~ 2.00 - 5.00 pm. Also by appointment at any other time. [Groups welcome by previous appointment].
Tel: 01730 829285.
EASTER, Mrs Margaret, [L W Plants], 23 Wroxham Way, Harpenden, Herts., AL5 4PP. Plantsman's garden, planted for year round interest. Alpine scree. Open mid June for NCCPG - National Plant Collections: Thymus, Hyssopus, Saturejua. Also open mid August ~ NCCPG Plant sale and Garden open. Admission £2.00. Other times by appointment, but please telephone first. Tel: 01582 768467.
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