Teas will be available at the three Tea & Coffee Shops in Alresford - Tiffens (West Street), Courtyard Tea Room (Broad Street Arcade) and Caracoli (Broad Street) will be open for refreshments also.
'Selborne', Caker Lane, East Worldham, Hampshire, GU34 3AE
Full of surprises, this ½-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 2, Sun 3, Mon 4 Aug (2-5)
Dean House, Kilmeston, Hampshire
The 9 acres have been described as 'a well-kept secret hidden beside the elegant facade of its Georgian centrepiece' with mixed and herbaceous borders, symmetrical rose garden, pond garden, working walled garden and glasshouses, sweeping lawns, York stone and gravel pathways and many young and mature trees and hedges
Open: Sunday 3, Wed 13 August (12-5)
A country garden for the C21. Unusual plants, an ever-changing display of half-hardy specimens in pots, and an artist's eye for colour. Secluded and peaceful, with views to the R Test and the Hampshire Downs. Explore contrasting areas, linked by vistas, with a theme of circles and ovals.Open: Sun 3 Aug (2-6). Visitors also welcome by appt May to Aug. Coaches by prior arrangement only
Hill House, Old Alresford, Hampshire
Traditional English 2-acre garden, established 1938, divided by yew hedge. Large croquet lawn framing the star of the garden, the huge multi-coloured herbaceous border. Impressive dahlia bed and butterfly-attracting sunken garden in lavender shades. Prolific old-fashioned kitchen garden with hens and bantams both fluffy and large. Small Dexter cows, possibly with calves
Open: Tue 5, Sunday 10 August (1.30-5)
Designed in cooperation with Piet Oudolf, created from old farmyard, in the continental ‘naturalistic’ style, making heavy use of grasses in association with perennials selected for an extended season of interest. Area designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole in minimalist style, featuring grid of gravel paths bisecting chequerboard of naturalistically planted raised squares edged in rusted steel.Open: Thur 7 Aug (2-6). Visitors also welcome by appt Apr to Oct.
Berry Cottage, Farringdon, nr Alton, Hampshire
Small organic cottage garden with all-year interest. Spring bulbs, roses, clematis and herbaceous borders. Pond and bog garden. Shrubbery and small kitchen garden
Open: Sunday 10 August (2.30-6)
Magnificent setting with panoramic views over fields and forests. Sweeping mixed borders, shrubberies and grasses. 1½ acres, designed by artist-owner. The colours are spectacular. Striking 'white & black' border, now with deep red accents.Open: Sat 16, Sun 17 Aug (1.30-5.30). Visitors also welcome by appt Apr to Oct with refreshments by arrangement.
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: Sunday 17 August (2-4.30) Bramdean House Garden Picture Gallery
Tucked behind an old field hedge, a delightful ¾-acre garden created by the owner to attract wildlife and reflect her flower arranging passion for colour and texture. Flowing borders contain an abundant mixture of perennials, half-hardies, annuals, grasses and shrubs. Wonderful ideas for late summer colour. National collection of Patrinia.Open: Sat 23, Sun 24, Mon 25 Aug (1.30-5)
A 5-acre family garden. 100m long colourful successional herbaceous border set against a flint wall. Well established wild flower meadow with orchids and butterflies. Part-walled working kitchen garden with new summerhouse and resident call ducks, orchard with free range hens and sunny terrace. Alpacas and Jacob sheep roam the parkland.Open:Sun 31 Aug (2-6)
Upham Farm, Upham, Hampshire, SO32 1JD
Established 1½-acre with mature trees and shrubs. Borders recently renovated with new plantings of perennials. Features include a 'hot' border, a new woodland garden and an exciting extension to the wild-flower meadow with mass plantings of ornamental grasses leading down to a lake. Together with a traditional orchard, rose garden and productive kitchen garden, Upham Farm is well worth a visit
Open: Sun 31 August (2-6)