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Open Gardens 2009

Open Gardens May 2010

Sunday 16 May

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

A low maintenance evergreen garden, with colourful shrubs and acers a speciality. Surrounded by trees with a lovely view.

Stunning views over Hampshire in a garden surrounded by trees with roses, rhododendrons, fruit trees and a parterre.

A very interesting and individual garden with many wildlife features. Everything possible is recycled with many varied habitats for both birds and insects.

An old established, well stocked, colourful and compact garden on two levels.

A lovely woodland garden on several levels with rhododendrons and many mature trees.

Take the A321 Wokingham to Sandhurst road, under the railway bridge, sharp right to roundabout, and turn north onto Crowthorne Road by The Village Inn public house. Then left at the traffic lights into Longdown Road, first left into Mickle Hill and second into Oaktree Way.

A map of all the gardens will be available at each location. It is possible to walk to all the gardens from here, but you might like to drive to Beech Ride for tea! Right out of Longdown Road, left  into Longtown Lodge, Greenways to T-junction, then left into Beech Ride.

Sunday 23 May


2pm - 5pm  Adults £3.50 

A delightful setting!  Walk through the woodland, sit by the lake in a little valley with further ponds and waterfall.  Surrounding this period house are many mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders - this is a beautiful 4 acre garden to enjoy to the full.

From the A4 Reading to Maidenhead road at Knowl Hill, almost opposite the church, turn towards Warren Row.  Continue through Warren Row, approximately 1 mile and Scotlands will be found on the left.

Sunday 30 May

2pm - 5pm Adults £3.50 for entrance to all 6 gardens


Stroll through the lovely gardens of Gosbrook House, with deep herbaceous borders, climbers adorning the house, long views over woodland and open countryside.


Edwinstowe, with its curving lawn, beautiful summer house, herbaceous borders, well established trees and shrubs, will be full of summer colour from its many cottage garden perennials.

A garden with stunning views and colourful planting, herbaceous borders and raised vegetable beds.

These wonderful cottage gardens include: herbaceous borders, shrubs, annuals, trees, fruit and vegetables. Tea and plants for sale at No 13.
From A4155 Reading to Henley road, turn north at Playhatch roundabout signed Dunsden and Binfield Heath. Heathfield Avenue and parking is opposite the Post Office, behind the garage in the centre of village.
For Gosbrook House, drive past Heathfield Avenue and take
the first right into Common Lane. Entrance will be found on right-hand side, approx 1/2 mile, opposite the GKS Motors.
From Heathfield Avenue, you can walk through to Edwinstowe and Homeside.
Maps will be available at each garden.

Sunday 30 May

2pm - 6pm Adults £3.00

This delightful 3/4 acre plot can best be described as a ‘plantaholic’s garden in the country’. The lovely herbaceous beds are packed with plants and the whole garden is complemented by stunning views over open countryside.
From Junction 12 of the M4 take the A4 Bath Road towards Newbury. At the second roundabout turn right towards Pangbourne, take the first left, Common Hill, then turn left at Union Road, then left again as it merges with The Avenue. Folly Cottage is on the left hand side and signs to the open garden will be in place.
From Newbury take the A4 to Thatcham, turn left to Upper Bucklebury and then into Chapel Row. Bladebone Inn will be on your right; keep straight and Folly Cottage is on your right.

Monday 31 May

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

A collection of three diverse gardens: Small but perfectly formed, a garden with lovely climbers, shrubs and trees; the quiet and peaceful small garden with interesting planting; and the paths and steps of the third garden, making best use of the slope, with different views at every turn.


  15th century merchant’s town house in an original burgage plot. This is the setting for a series of planted areas sympathetic to the age of the house, attracting many bird species. Cottage garden, hidden from view, with box hedging and wild flowers.

Following A329 Reading to Wokingham road, past Shute End, turn left at traffic lights into one way system. Past Waitrose on your right, turn left at traffic lights into Glebelands Road. Follow road and the open gardens are the last drive on the left before the roundabout.
Free parking in Wokingham town centre car parks on Sunday and Bank Holiday for Rose Street Cottage and Glebelands, should you wish to walk between the gardens. A map will be available.