Now closed for 2020

The garden has brought us and many others great pleasure and relief this summer and into the autumn. As the shadows lengthen, we are now closed for the remainder of 2020. Thank you to everyone who visited our garden this year.

New Date added – Saturday 24th October 2020

In response to popular demand and the positive weather outlook, we have now added Saturday 24th October 2020 to our list of open days. Tickets can be reserved in the usual manner and children are welcome, provided tickets are reserved for them too. We hope to see you then! Kathy and Simon

Additional October dates

Due to the popularity of our October opening dates, we have now added two further dates, Thursday 22nd October and Tuesday 27th October, again, subject to weather and prevailing conditions at the time.  On both dates, we will open at 11am and 1pm. We would still like you to reserve your time slot so that

October Opening

We have received many requests to open the garden in October, but for the first two weeks of the month the weather forecast is rather wet.  So we plan to open on Saturday October 17th and Tuesday October 20th, all subject to weather and prevailing conditions at the time.  On both dates we will open

Garden open again

Now that the worst of Tuesday’s high winds have passed, we are pleased to say that the garden is open again Wednesday 26th August. We look forward to greeting you.

Garden closed due to high winds 25th August

The recent high winds, and the forecast of more to come on Tuesday 25th August, means that we have taken the decision to close the garden on Tuesday 25th August, to ensure the safety of all. Anyone who is already booked to visit on this date will be contacted by Kathy and an alternative offered.

Midsummer Evening visits

Mid-summer evenings in the Manor House Gardens can be very special indeed. The garden is full of roses, clematis and campanulas but there is an extra special moment. There is great beauty as the sun lowers in the sky and caresses the grasses and flowers in the wild flower meadow and the long avenue of

Enjoying the hellebores

We purchased a group of wild hellebores from Will Mc Lewin several years ago and I have kept them in a separate bed well away from more colourful forms. They have creamy flowers which show up well because they are not so droopy as other types. They look lovely along with early daffodils and primroses.

News in 2020

We are busy preparing new beds where very tall dark Leylandii have been removed at the bottom of the drive. Not easy because there are masses of big roots. But hopefully roses, agapanthus, phlox etc will give a welcome to the garden in the summer.