These gardens opened in 2022

Swannington Manor

The house, built in 1700, creates a stunning backdrop to the garden. A huge 300-year-old yew hedge frames the garden which includes mature specimen trees and plentiful blooms, while the potager-style vegetable garden is a more recent addition.

The Old Rectory

The grounds include a well-established rose garden seen at its best in June, along with mature trees, borders, beds and shrubberies – the ideal spot to enjoy a homemade cream tea.

Honeysuckle Cottage

Tucked away on Kett’s Lane, this quintessential English country cottage garden includes a wide variety of herbaceous borders and shrubs as well as walkways around the stream running through it.

Manor Farm House

The house was built in the 1600s and the garden includes mature fruit trees and topiary. Recent additions to the garden include a yew topiary and lavender garden, herbaceous borders, and a terrace with potted agapanthus and salvias.

2 Manor Cottages

Rescued by the current owners three years ago, what was a plain patch of neglected grass disguising a significant amount of waste is now a blooming riot of colour and a hugely productive vegetable garden with fruit trees and chickens completing the owners’ aims to be as self-sufficient as possible.

Woodland Wander

Reclaimed from a neglected Scots pine plantation, this is the site of an old marl pit that for decades was used as the local tip. Transformation into a place of tranquillity has taken many years and is still evolving as climate change starts to impact. A wide variety of deciduous trees and bee-friendly flowers.

Upgate Cottage

Created over the last eight years, this colourful garden includes roses, herbaceous plants, a heated green house, a bog garden, vegetable potage and wildflower orchard with walks.

Winsfield House

Comprising a large lawned area bordered by flowerbeds and shrubs, with a small pond and wildflower area, plus quirky garden ornaments and topiary (including a feathered friend if you can find him). A small, enclosed vegetable garden backs onto a 3-acre field.

Heath Farm House

Comprising two areas of herbaceous borders either side of the house and a more formal parterre complete with box hedge and obelisk. Surrounding rough grassland has been planted with a selection of specimen trees.

1 Rose Cottage

A cottage garden in its infancy, after years of neglect and months of hard work to clear and seed it, the area has since been extended to include a new wildlife garden. In the past two years, trees, wildflowers and islands of long grass have been added while vegetable plots have been located closer to the house.


A first-time opener for the current owners this year, this half-acre garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs, beds and trees. But plans are underway to create an allotment, a wildflower area, pond improvements and social spaces. Expect to see work in progress!