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Open Gardens July 2010


Saturday 10 July


Commended recently by the Britain in Bloom judges as some of the best in South East England, this is a great opportunity to visit over 75 allotments growing a multitude of crops, many reflecting the cultural heritage of the seven different nationalities currently holding allotments there. Once again thank you goes to Aylesbury Town Council for their kind permission to hold this event, which promises to be a very interesting day.
Follow A41 into Aylesbury. At the High Street and Exchange Street junction, turn right at the roundabout. At next roundabout turn left (A418). Go over next roundabout into New Street, then take second turning on the right turn into Havelock Street.
Go to the end of the street, and the allotments are straight ahead of you.

Sunday 11 July

This 12 acre hidden garden has something for everyone!  Many different areas – a foliage border, annual border, green border, plus a large pond, an orchard, woodland, a walled garden, formal gardens and more!
From the A329 Wokingham to Reading road, approximately 2 miles from Reading, turn Left at the Three Tuns traffic lights into Wilderness Road (signed Shinfield, Arborfield) take 2nd Right into Pepper Lane and Right into University grounds.

Sunday 18 July

2pm - 5pm Adults £3.50 for entrance to both gardens


Recently featured in RHS magazine The Garden and The English Garden magazine, Fiveways Cottage boasts an abundance of colour and interest and is a beautiful, densely planted half acre, with herbaceous borders, trees, small wild garden, two ponds and lawns. Many different clematis are grown, giving a spectacular mass of colour in what is a most marvellous and inspirational garden.
From M40 leave at Junction 11 and follow A422 towards Banbury, at third roundabout left on to A361 follow road to Banbury Cross roundabout, turn right onto the B4035 Broughton Road after approximately 2 miles turn right onto Banbury Road signposted North Newington and Shutford, follow this road up to Fiveways Crossroads where you will turn left, and Fiveways Cottage will be on your right


The walled garden on the south side of the Broughton Castle, known as the Ladies’ Garden, contains many old roses, herbaceous plants and shrubs complementing the stunning centrepiece of the fleur de lys beds. Outside the walls of the Ladies’ Garden, the planting becomes even more exuberant, with long borders sandwiched between walls, lawn and moat.   For more information visit www.broughtoncastle.com

*To view these gardens in such a wonderful setting please ensure that you collect your free visit voucher and map from Fiveways Cottage and combine these two stunning gardens. Voucher only valid for July 18 2010.

Sunday 18 July

2pm - 5pm Adults £3.50 for entrance to all 4 gardens

There is so much to see at every turn in this garden of rooms on a corner plot featuring herbaceous borders, perennials, climbers, greenhouses together with a well-stocked kitchen garden and fruit cage.
From Wokingham take the A321 towards Sandhurst/Camberley.  Go past Tesco on the left, under bridge then take second exit at the roundabout into Molly Millar’s Lane. Third left into Oaklands Drive then first right for no. 17

Enjoy the ‘borrowed view’ here in this delightful small garden and find a wealth of colour, well stocked plants and grasses.
Leave Wokingham Town Centre on the A329 towards Reading, go past Shute End then take a left turn into Oxford Road then right into Caroline Drive. At the T-junction with Arthur Road turn right, follow road round to the left to arrive at Brookside.

A delightful cleverly designed front and back small garden making maximum use of the site with good planting, climbers.

  Owned by professional garden designers, this garden offers numerous design ideas to all those who visit! Includes raffle for free garden design.
Take A329 Wokingham to Reading road. Approx 1 mile from Wokingham centre turn left at roundabout signed Woosehill. At end of dual carriageway, take first right into Northway, first left into Culloden Way, and fifth right into Crecy Close.

Sunday 25  July

11am -5pm Adults £3.50 for entrance to both gardens

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Plantswoman’s urban paradise. This garden is packed full of interest, with special attention to grasses, hostas, tree ferns and beautiful stained glass features made by the owner.  

From A329 from Wokingham towards <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Reading, turn right at traffic lights at The George into Loddon Bridge Road.  Ivydene is 1 mile on the left-hand side just before Just Tiles roundabout.

68 Church Road



A beautiful garden mainly laid to shrubs with specialist alpines and hostas. Working greenhouse and nursery beds. Yuccas and tall grasses provide focal points for the changing year.  A pond with fish and plants provide a tranquil setting for relaxation.

From the A329 Wokingham to Reading road, straight over at

the Showcase roundabout then turn right at the Three Tuns traffic lights into Church Road (B3350)  No 68 is on your

right-hand side.