THE GREAT BRITISH GARDEN PARTY
Holme for Gardens, near Wareham:
Extensive formal and informal gardens influenced by Hidcote Manor and The Laskett. Made up of distinct rooms, separated by hedges and taller planting, with collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Grass amphitheatre, ‘Holme Henge’ heather garden, lavender avenue, cutting garden, pear tunnel, flower field, hot borders, white borders and ornamental grasses.
35m south-facing herbaceous border offers year-round colour. Formal rose garden within circular floral planting bound by lavender. Small orchard and vegetable plot with raised beds, stream with bridge leading to pasture.
The Old Rectory,
Steep paths lead to natural woodland with springs, streams and a natural swimming pool. Front garden features pleached crab tree border, topiary and soft planting. Walled garden, kitchen garden and 350 rose bushes for a cut flower business.
This exuberant garden is naturalistic in style with a shrubbery, gravel garden, wild garden and pond. Roses scramble over trees, hedges and walls. More formal garden closer to house, with lawns and herbaceous borders.
Home to Parterre Fragrances, this 50-acre estate is dedicated to fragrant and aromatic plants. Enjoy the Collection Gardens, featuring plants from different perfume families. Walk through fields where they grow the ingredients for their perfumes, visit the exhibition and distillery.
Support our hardworking nurses by taking part in The Great British Garden Party. From the 14 – 20 September the National Garden Scheme (NGS) is asking people across the UK to celebrate their own gardens, and raise money for a good cause, by hosting a garden party. From afternoon tea parties (with or without bubbles) to a plant and produce sale in your front garden or allotment, guests will pre-book their tickets to join in the party and funds raised through donations and sales will go to the NGS’s Help Support Our Nurses campaign.
Please sign up to host an event at ngs.org.uk/gardenparty
The 35m herbaceous border at Knowle Cottage
The hot border at Holme for Gardens