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Covid-19 update: The gardens and tea room are now closed for the winter. The nursery is open Wed/Thur/Fri 10am to 5pm. You can place click and collect online orders for collection during these times or at other times by arrangement. Our online shop is open 365 days a year and we will continue to despatch orders until the end of October. Thanks, Sue and the team.

To get the most from your visit we suggest allowing a couple of hours to enjoy the gardens, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods to the full. Our tea room, recently described by one visitor as "charmingly rustic", offers a selection of tea and cakes, cold drinks and ice cream.

What to see

The garden wraps around Bluebell Cottage (our home), with winding paths enticing the visitor to explore its many different sections. From the nursery, you'll enter the garden through our productive orchard, undersown with a pretty wildflower meadow.

At the top of the garden, modern perennial planting draws the eye across wide border. Do stop and peer through the hedge at the top of the garden to look for canal boats. The newly extended gravel garden is packed with bright, drought-resistant plants enjoying the sunshine. The large pond, nestling in the centre of the garden is often overlooked as it's very informally planted, but it's a wildlife haven for frogs, newts and damselflies.

Through a little arch the exotic garden beckons, rich in late summer with bold foliage and bright colours. Beyond lies the cottage veg plot, neatly set out in smart box hedges.

Finally, our little shady garden offers a quiet still space to hide away for a while and just listen to the bird song around you.