Gardens open around Alresford - April

More information on these gardens can be obtained from the NGS web site. Just enter the name of the garden and click search.

Hinton Ampner Garden

The House and Garden are open 7 days a week. There are free guided tours of the garden every Tuesday afternoon. Other events. More Information on plants

12 acres; C20 shrub garden designed by Ralph Dutton. Strong architectural elements using yew and box topiary; spectacular views. Bold effects using simple plants, restrained and dramatic bedding. Orchard with spring wild flowers and bulbs within formal box hedges; magnolia and philadelphus walks. Dell garden made from chalk pit. Walled garden and greenhouses now restored

12 Christchurch Road, Central Winchester, Hampshire

Small town garden with strong design enhanced by exuberant planting and all-year interest. Winter-flowering shrubs, bulbs and hellebores. 2 water features incl slate-edged rill bordered by climbers. Small front garden designed to be viewed from the house

Open: Fri 4, Sun 6 April (2.00 - 5.30)

Bramdean House, Bramdean, Hampshire

Traditional 6-acre garden on chalk, famous for mirror-image herbaceous borders. Carpets of bulbs, especially snowdrops, in the spring. Very many unusual plants incl collection of old-fashioned sweet peas. 1-acre kitchen garden featuring prizewinning vegetables, fruit and flowers

Open: Open: Sun 13 April, (2-5) Bramdean House Garden Picture Gallery

'Selborne', Caker Lane, East Worldham, Hampshire, GU34 3AE

Full of surprises, this -acre mature garden features an old established orchard of named varieties. Meandering paths provide views across farmland. Mixed borders of hardy geraniums and other herbaceous plants and shrubs. Soft fruit garden, containers, metal and stone sculpture. A garden to relax in. Enjoy tea sitting in the dappled shade of the orchard. Summerhouses and conservatory provide shelter.

Open: Sat 19, Sun 20, Mon 21 Apr. (2-5)

Crawley Gardens, nr Winchester, Hampshire

Crawley is an exceptionally pretty village nestling in chalk downland with thatched houses, C14 church and delightful village pond with ducks. A different combination of gardens opens each month providing seasonal interest with varied character, and with traditional and contemporary approaches to landscape and planting. Most of the gardens have beautiful country views and there are other excellent gardens to be seen from the road. The spring gardens are Paige Cottage, Gable Cottage and the 3-acre traditional English country garden at Little Court with carpets of spring bulbs. In summer, other gardens open. At Bay Tree House there are pleached limes, a rill and contemporary borders; while at Tanglefoot there are colour-themed borders, herb wheel, exceptional kitchen garden and a traditional Victorian boundary wall supporting trained fruit incl apricots. Also in the summer, Little Court has a mass of colourful herbaceous planting while Paige Cottage is a typical mixed cottage garden

Open:Mon 21, Tue 22 Apr(2-6)
Note: not all gardens are open on all days; please see NGS website for details

Dipley Mill Dipley Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8JP

A romantic adventure awaits as you wander by the meandering streams surrounding this Domesday Book listed mill! Explore many magical areas, such as the Rust garden, the pill-box grotto or the ornamental courtyard. Or just escape into wild meadows. 'One of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire' according to Alan Titchmarsh in his TV programme 'Love Your Garden'

Open: Sunday 7 Apr (1-4) Visitors also welcome by appt Apr to Sept

Walbury Lower Froyle, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4LJ

One garden (1/3-acre) in 3 sections. All sections have a cottage-garden atmosphere in different styles. Each one is packed with plants in colour-themed borders incl many unusual plants. There are water features, an alpine house and fern walk

Open: Sat 26, Sun 27 Apr (2-5)


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Spring at Hinton Ampner