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NGS Garden Openings - August/September 2022

Private View: Glorious Gardens Open By Arrangement

Within the ever-growing family of Warwickshire’s National Garden Scheme, one hospitable group of garden owners takes particular pleasure in welcoming visitors to their gardens…by special arrangement on a pre-arranged date.

These are our Open By Arrangement (OBA) private gardens which Owners look forward to opening for a nominal sum destined to support the cancer and palliative care beneficiaries which the NGS has staunchly supported since 1927. Our current beneficiaries include Macmillan Nurses, Hospice UK, Parkinson’s UK, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Maggie’s and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

The full variety of lovingly-tended garden styles – new, familiar, large, small, wildlife, formal, cottage or potager – may be strolled through and appreciated, with the Garden Owners on hand and keen to answer any queries.

Teas and light refreshments can be arranged with the Garden Owner prior to the visit and so the varied horticultural delights on offer can be enjoyed by groups of keen garden visitors.

To help you make your selection please visit for full details and photographic galleries of the OBA gardens listed below. Thank you.

Admington Hall, Shipston on Stour CV36 4JN 

Mark & Antonia Davies - 01789 450279

Impressive 10 acre garden with mature trees, shrubs, borders, vegetable patch, beech tunnel and water garden. OBA to September for groups up to 20 £7.50.

10 Avon Carrow, Southam

Anna Prosser - 01295 690926

A 60-metre-long garden with a number of rooms with informal planting of shrubs and flowers, a fruit area and parterre patch of vegetables. OBA to September for groups of 5-20.

Broadacre, Dorridge B93 8QA

John Woolman – 07818 082885

Wildlife-friendly countryside garden with spectacular old oaks. OBA to December £5.00

6 Canon Price Road, Barford CV35 8EQ

Marie-Jane Roberts - 07775 584336

Colourful village garden. OBA to September £5.00

Fieldgate, Kenilworth

Liz & Bob Watson - 01926 512307

Charming garden in Old Town. OBA for groups of 5 to 30 up till September £4.00

The Hill Cottage, King’s Lane, Snitterfield, Stratford upon Avon CV37 OQA

Gillie and Paul Waldron - 07895 369387

Visits by arrangement July till September for groups of up to 30. £4 admission. Two-acre garden with varied planting and splendid views to distant hills, walled kitchen garden, lavender walk, pergolas, gazebo, pond garden, clematis, woodland areas.

19 Leigh Crescent, Long Itchington

Tony Shorthouse - 01926 817192

An extraordinary rainforest of a garden in deepest Warwickshire.  OBA for groups 5-10 £4.00

Oak House, Bubbenhall CV8 3LW

Helena Grant - 07731 419685

A walled garden landscaped over 30 years, laid out on 2 levels with 7 seating areas. Summerhouse, arbour, huge terracotta urn, curved borders, 80 varieties give year-round interest. OBA to up to 20. £5.00, groups up to 12, children free, homemade teas.

The Motte, Hunningham, Leamington Spa CV33 9DS

Margaret and Peter Green - 01926 632903

Visits for groups of up to 30 till September. Richly planted borders and exotics.

Photography credits:
Hill Cottage, Snitterfield – L. Farrah ©

Admington Hall – L. Farrah ©
The Motte, Hunningham - L. Farrah ©