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Northamptonshire Open Gardens, Sunday July 1, 2012 – Arthingworth and Finedon

Open this Sunday for the National Gardens Scheme:

Arthingworth Village Garden, just north of Kelmarsh, south of Market Harborough, LE16 8LA

Open:Sun 1 July (2-6)

Admission:Combined adm £5, chd free

Gardens in this group:

1 Church Farm Way

1 Sunnybank

10 Oxendon Road

11 Oxendon Road

2 Hall Close

3 Church Farm Way

Bosworth House

School House

Facilities: Some disabled access, Teas and plants for sale
Description:Arthingworth is a small village off the beaten track. It has a 12th century church, village hall, manor, pub and nearly 225 villagers, 16 of whom are welcoming you into their gardens. Many others will help on the day with the cakes, cream teas, coffee and parking. This year, there are 6 new gardens, all different in spirit, tended by young, and weathered gardeners, some with stunning views, some pocket gardens, some artisan, a couple of traditional with herbaceous borders, vegetable patches and orchard, and a futurist one. A day for all tastes

ALSO OPEN SUNDAY

Finedon Gardens, two miles north east of Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 5JN :Sun 1 July (2-6)

Admission:Combined adm £3, chd free

Gardens in this group:

11 Thrapston Road

24 Albert Road

29 Eastfield Crescent

67-69 High Street

 

Facilities: Disabled access, teas and plants for sale

Description:The village has a varied history dating from Roman times and evolving through farming, ironstone mining, shoe and leather manufacturing. An ancient parish church with a collection of ‘green men’ and many other historical buildings. All three gardens are very different – everything from vegetables to flowers on show. 24 Albert Road has an array of pots, containers and border plants and many cacti, boasting a period dolls house, gypsy caravan, patio and summerhouse. 67-69 High Street  is an ever evolving rear garden of1/3 acre of C17 cottage (not open). Mixed borders, many obelisks and containers. Planting for varied interest Spring to Autumn [see separate entry at 67-69 High Street]. 29 Eastfield Crescent This is a garden in 4 sections. Lawn with mixed borders and pond leading to paved area with containers, water feature and arbour seat. Fruit and vegetable garden with 2 greenhouses. Shady end section with borders and summerhouse. Front garden with varied hanging baskets and containers. 11 Thrapston Road  has a super cottage garden with mixed vegetable plot, soft fruit and apple trees, summer house and tree house.                    Large selection of home-raised plants for sale – all proceeds to the NGS

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Sunshine and showers as gardens open across Northants, June 24-26, 2011

Lots of gardens open this weekend, and  don’t forget there’s also the Cottesbrooke Plant Finder’s Fair running Friday to Sunday.

Opening on Saturday evening to make the most of the longest days, June 25, 7-10pm  and during the day on Sunday, 2-6pm will be West Haddon Gardens, Northamptonshire, NN6 7AP

Eight private gardens will be open ranging from small courtyards to a garden with a croquet lawn! Teas available.

Lime House
The Mews
Clover Cottage
Townley Barn
Weslyan Cottage
The Crown Courtyard
16 Field Close
11 Field Close

Open Sunday June 26, 2-6pm, are Finedon Gardens, Northamptonshire, NN9 5JN.

Visitors will see three very different gardens all with lots on show and there are teas and plants for sale. The gardens opening are:

67-69 High Street
24 Albert Road
11 Thrapston Road

A glorious three-acre garden, Flore Fields, Northamptonshire, NN7 4JX opens between 2-5.30pm on Sunday, June 26.

Owned by Lady Catherine Morton, the estate has specimen trees, box hedging and many fine roses.

The Menagerie, Horton, Northamptonshire, NN7 2BX   is open on Sunday from 2-6pm.

It’s s a rare opportunity to see this unique, quirky and beautiful private garden. There will be teas and plants for sale, and be aware that this is one of the more expensive openings, at £8, but going to the NGS to help charities.

It has little follies, like Hobbit houses hidden in the greenery, a large walled garden with fountain and climbers, plus stunning views and varied planting. The Menagerie was once, literally, a zoo and folly on the estate of the former Horton House, once home to Henry VIII’s sixth wife Catherine Parr.

 

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Open Gardens in Northamptonshire, Sunday June 5

APOLOGIES, but Northamptonshire Gardens has been a little slack this week and forgot to post this weekend’s gardens. Hopefully we’re not too late and you can visit these lovely gardens, all open on Sunday, June 5th, some new to the NGS scheme.

 

FINEDON GARDENS

NN9 5JN. 2m NE of Wellingborough. 6m SE Kettering, A6/A510 junction. Home-made teas 67-69 High Street. Adm £2.50, chd free. Sun 5, 26 June (2-6).

24 ALBERT ROAD

67-69 HIGH STREET

11 THRAPSTON ROAD

The village has a varied history dating from Roman times and evolving through farming, ironstone mining, shoe and leather manufacturing. An ancient parish church with a collection of ‘green men’ and many other historical buildings. All three gardens are very different – everything from vegetables to flowers on show. Large selection of home-raised plants for sale -all proceeds for NGS.
NEW GREAT BILLING VILLAGE, Northampton

NN3 9HA. 3m E of Northampton. off A4500. Home-made teas

Combined adm £4, chd free. Sun 5 June (2-6).

NEW 20 ELWES WAY

NEW FIELD VIEW

NEW PLANTATION HOUSE

NEW 20 STANDING STONES
NEW 22 STANDING STONES

The village is listed in the Domesday Book and parts still retain the old atmosphere with the C12 church of St Andrew and the old rectory. At one time the Elwes family owned almost the whole village. They lived in Billing Hall, sadly demolished in 1956. Today the only tangible links are The Elwes Arms, Elwes Way and Lady Winefride’s Walk. One garden is in the conservation area, which is predominately stone-built. A short walk away, across open parkland by the church; the other gardens are in a recent development, in the grounds of the old Hall. Behind conventional facades lie unexpected delights. In one you could imagine being on a beach, another is formal, with clipped hedges and a cricket pavilion. One has a series of garden rooms around old farm buildings. A warm welcome awaits. Regret no wheelchair access at Plantation House.
NEW HOSTELLARIE, 78 Breakleys Road, Desborough NN14 2PT.. 6m N of Kettering. 5m S of Market Harborough. Signed from centre of Desborough. Home-made teas incl gluten free. Adm £2.50, chd free. Suns 5 June; 3 July (2-6).

Long town garden, divided into rooms of different character, courtyard, cottage garden, Japanese walk, fruit and vegetable area, all linked by lawns and grass paths. Ponds, water features and a collection of over 35 different hostas, of all sizes, in beds and containers.

 

NEW KARELL HOUSE, 16, Belfry Lane, Collingtree Park, Northampton NN4 0PB. 1.9m E J15 M1 Northamptonshire. Exit J15 of M1, head towards Northampton on A508, pass Hilton Hotel on L. Follow sign to Collingtree Park Golf Course, L onto winding Brook Lane, 3rd R onto Turnberry Lane, 1st R onto Belfrey Lane. Adm £3, chd free. Suns 5 June; 21 Aug (12-5).

Constantly evolving garden adjacent to the Collingtree Park Golf Course with Wootton Brook at the bottom of the garden which consists of mixed borders full of hostas, tree peonies and many old favourites also some rare and unusual plants surrounded by well manicured lawns. River bank not suitable for wheelchairs.

 

LITCHBOROUGH GARDENS

Litchborough NN12 8JQ. 10m SW of Northampton, nr Towcester. Please use car park nr village green. Maps provided. Home-made teas in Villlage Hall. Combined adm £4, chd free. Sun 5 June (2-6).
BRUYERE COURT

4 KILN LANE

THE LIME HOUSE

ORCHARD HOUSE

51 TOWCESTER ROAD

NEW 41 TOWCESTER ROAD

A small attractive ironstone village within conservation area, listed buildings and C13 church. 6 gardens of diverse size and interest. Lawns, ornamental lakes with rhododendrons and azaleas. Cottage garden with well, summerhouse and walled herb garden. 300yr-old cottage with modern cottage garden developed over the past 10yrs, landscape architects’ country garden designed for low maintenance, mixed terrace garden with some work still in progress. Wildlife pond and patio with pots and containers and a small garden with shrubs, rockery and productive vegetable garden.
LYVEDEN NEW BIELD, near Oundle

Oundle PE8 5AT. National Trust. 01832 205358. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk. 5m SW of Oundle, 3m E of Brigstock. Signed off A427 & A6116. Adm £5, chd free. For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website. For NGS – Sun 5 June (10.30-5).

One of England’s oldest garden landscapes, abandoned in 1605 after family involvement in the Gunpowder Plot, Lyveden still retains original terraces, prospect mounts, canals and the impressive garden lodge built to symbolise the Treshams’ Catholic faith. Recently replanted 5-acre orchard of pre-C17 tree varieties. Garden tour 2pm.

 

PRESTON CAPES and LITTLE PRESTON GARDENS

Daventry NN11 3TF.6m SW of Daventry. 13m NE of Banbury. 3m N of Canons Ashby. Home-made teas at Old West Farm. Homemade light lunches served 12-2, cakes and teas all day. Adm £4, chd free. Sun 5 June (12-5).

CITY COTTAGE

LADYCROFT

LANGDALE HOUSE

NORTH FARM

OLD WEST FARM

Little Preston.  ¾m E of Preston Capes.

VILLAGE FARM

WEST ORCHARD FARM HOUSE

Little Preston.. ¾m E of Preston Capes.

Seven varied gardens in a beautiful south Northamptonshire ironstone village mostly with wonderful views. Gardens range from small contemporary to large extensive with woodland walk and ponds.

 

NOT open for the NGS, but for church funds, is CREATON Gardens, near Northampton, also open on Sunday June 5.

FOR the 16th year in a row the villagers of Creaton will be throwing open their garden gates to share their pride in their village and pleasure in their plots.
The beer tent and barbecue on The Green are always popular, and there will be a jazz band and a traction engine for those who are less inclined to wander amid the petunias and potatoes. Among an interesting variety of stalls will be the Northamptonshire Beekeepers Association’s observation
hive.

There will be somewhere to sit and savour teas and a wonderful array of home-made cakes.

Entry to the gardens is only £3.50, and children under 16 go free.

Barbecue and Jazz Band from 12 noon, gardens open at 1pm. Songs of Praise at 6:30pm in St Michael’s and All Angels.

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