Longparish, east of Andover, Hampshire Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 1.00pm to 5.00pm
For the first time since 2005, gardens will be open in the pretty village of Longparish set in the rural Test Valley. Gardens will range from the small but beautiful, through to others that are large and impressive. Several gardens border the Test river which is world famous for its trout fishing.
There is also the rare opportunity to visit the impressive fifteen acre Lower Mill garden on the sparkling river Test. The magnificent trees and water are keys to the largely informally planted garden. Teardrop shaped beds are boldly planted with shrubs and under planted with swathes of grasses and perennials that give striking foliage combinations. Harmonious planting around the Arts and Crafts house lead to a hidden sunken garden which is a peaceful formal area in contrast to much of the grounds.
Visitors will experience plenty to delight in all of the gardens.
Light refreshments and teas will be on sale at the village hall from 12.30pm, where local artists will also display their work.
The Festival will raise funds for alterations to our village church, St. Nicholas, which dates back to the 12th century, and also the village hall.
Plant sales: Plant and garden furniture sales in Lower Mill grounds.
Cost: £6.00 adults covers both days, accompanied under 16s free.
How to get event passports: Buy tickets from any open garden on the day..
Number of gardens: Approximately 14 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day - please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.
Directions: Longparish is situated off the A303 close to Andover in North East Hampshire. Ample free parking. Easiest access is off the A303 - turn off at the sign for Longparish/Wherwell. If travelling from the north on the A34 - exit through Whitchurch and follow the B3400 towards Andover. Turn left at Hurstbourne Priors and follow the road into the village.
Location: County: Hampshire Postcode for Sat Nav: SP11 6PB (please verify before travelling) Find approximate location on GoogleMaps (new window)
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