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Chilworth Manor Gardens in Hampshire

Chilworth Manor Hotel

Posted by TMC_Gardens on July 10, 2018

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Ideally situated in the heart of Hampshire on the outskirts of Southampton, Chilworth Manor Hotel, offers charming accommodation and a state-of-the-art health club and spa. The hotel provides a perfect location when visiting Southampton, Romsey, Winchester and the New Forest. A rhododendron lined driveway draws guests in as they arrive up to the Edwardian Manor house with twelve acres of sprawling, and lovingly, preserved grounds which flow seamlessly into the adjoining Chilworth Conservation Area with
Chawton house gardens in hampshire

Chawton House

Posted by TMC_Gardens on July 10, 2018

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Step back in time as you visit Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’, owned by her brother Edward, and where she was a regular visitor. During the period 1763­1780, the house’s formal gardens were swept away to be replaced by parkland in the English Landscape style popularised by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. This involved surrounding a house with seemingly natural lawns grazed by animals discreetly held back from the house by a ‘ha­ha’ or ditch that was invisible from a distance. The South Lawn, and the views to and from the house, have been reinstated in this style. In Jane Austen’s time, the kitchen garden was located opposite the current entrance to the house. Austen mentioned her brother’s plan to build a new walled kitchen garden in her letters, but it wasn’t built until 1818­1822 after her death in 1817. At the end of the nineteenth century, the kitchen garden was converted into an ornamental flower garden. Around 1905, the inner wall was added, with a pair of ornamental iron gates, and formed the larger opening in the outer wall where the garden is now entered. Later, the garden was turned into an orchard. With the exception of the wider entrance, Edward Austen’s original walls are still intact. A variety of fruit and vegetables are grown in the garden using organic methods certified by the Soil Assocation. The garden also features ‘Pride and Prejudice’ roses, which were bred especially by the Harkness Rose Nursery in 2013 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the novel. Located in Walled Garden is the Elizabeth Blackwell Herb Garden, inspired by A Curious Herbal, one of many fascinating books in Chawton’s library collection. A guide to different plants and their medical uses, Blackwell undertook this ambitious project to free her husband from debtors’ prison. It was published in 1737-1739 to great acclaim enabling his release. Garden Details Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SJ 01420 541010 info@chawtonhouse.org www.chawtonhouse.org Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Beaulieu gardens in hampshire

Beaulieu

Posted by TMC_Gardens on July 10, 2018

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  Pic by Samantha Cook Photography There’s nothing like losing yourself in Beaulieu’s serene grounds and gardens via the network of footpaths that criss-cross the attraction. The gardens were originally the grounds of ancient Beaulieu Abbey and later Palace House. They are now carefully managed by Beaulieu’s green-fingered team. Mill Pond Walk Step off the main pathway and enjoy views across Beaulieu River from this meandering woodland route. You’ll find ancient oak trees and thick reed
Historic countryside hotel Tylney Hall has re-opened its spectacular Water Gardens, following extensive restoration work to bring the gardens back to their former glory. The gardens were unveiled as part of the Hampshire hotel’s Garden Appreciation Day on Saturday 7 May, where visitors were not only able to view the Water Gardens but also explore the hotel’s 66 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and take part in photography and gardening masterclasses. The lake at the
Hampshire has burst onto the national 2016 Year of the English Garden scene in a riot of colour, after we launched our new Hampshire Highlights leaflet and this website. A garden-lovers’ destination in the South East of England, Hampshire is associated with some of the great names in gardening history, from the Rothschilds’ at Exbury to Sir Harold Hillier near Romsey. Along-side our own projects, Visit Hampshire features a comprehensive round-up of all of the stately homes and