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West Green House Gardens

Rushmoor

Type:Garden

Thackhams Lane, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8JB

Tel: 01252 844611

West Green House Gardens

About

West Green House Gardens is an historic garden with a contemporary twist. Leased and operated separately from the National Trust since 1993 by the acclaimed garden designer Marylyn Abbott, she has stamped her own personality and wit on a garden which dates back over 200 years.

Renowned for its theatricality and colour for all seasons, the surprises range from a chinoiserie chicken pavilion to a restored 18th century walled garden with a striking moongate. This is the gateway to a staircase framed by rills which rises to an unusual folly - the Nymphaeum - designed by the neoclassical architect Quinlan Terry.

Within the walled garden, topiary, elegant fruit cages and arched focal points abound; then a potager bursts with seasonal produce for the tea room. Thousands of bulbs, hundreds of roses, dahlias and scented lilies add seasonal floral highlights.

Elsewhere the garden’s 8 acres provides more follies to discover, woodland walks, and a seasonal meadow in the Lakefield. The Garden of Five Bridges crosses a winterbourne stream, whose waters are echoed by a prolific ribbon of Iris sibirica ‘Papillon’ in late May and early June.

Topiary is a key feature in a number of places from the many shapes and sizes found in the Alice Garden, and a new garden taking shape using the plants from the West Green House show garden which won silver-gilt at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014.

A Persian-style water garden provides a change of mood and sound, as does a notable opera season which runs from 23rd to 31st July 2016.

Please see the website for more details.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Under 16£4.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Morning and afternoon tea, light lunches.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 20
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement - Pre booking essential
  • Guided tours - Introductory talks are available for groups. Pre booking essential.
  • Guided tours by arrangement - Pre booking essential
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M3. To Hook, to Mattingley, then turn right at the West Green Garden sign and follow to the entrance. From M4 exit jct 11 towards Basingstoke, take B3349 to Hook, Mattingley then left at the West Green sign and follow to entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Winchfield. Taxi required.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (2 Mar 2018 - 30 Oct 2018)
DayTimes

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