Warwickshire Gardens Open For Charity, 2019 – National Garden Scheme (NGS)

We are delighted to bring you a great selection of gardens again this year!

There are new individual gardens to explore and a new group in Long Itchington Village. In the north of the county, Dunchurch Park Hotel are opening their extensive grounds for the first time and hosting a Bonhams valuation day and Anya Court Care Home near Rugby are opening their garden too. Dorridge Gardens are also open again after a break and there are many other familiar favourites to visit. It all started in February with the Snowdrops and continues until mid-September – a whole season of interest. Here’s hoping for wonderful weather again but (dare I say it) just a bit more rain!

In Warwickshire last year your visits to our gardens raised a record £70,000 for nursing charities. Thank you to our garden owners and helpers for their generosity and a BIG thank you to all our visitors for coming to see the gardens.

Please come and enjoy our wonderful gardens again this year.

Liz Watson, County Organiser for Warwickshire
liz.watson@ngs.org.uk

ADMINGTON HALL

Admington, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 4JN. Mark and Antonia Davies, 01789 450279, adhall@admington.com. 6m North West of Shipston-on-Stour. From Ilmington, follow signs to Admington. Approx 2m, turn right to Admington by Polo Ground. Continue for 1m. Visits by arrangement May to Sept. Adm £7.50. Homemade teas.

ANYA COURT CARE HOME

286 Dunchurch Road, Rugby, CV22 6JA. Karen Handley. Opp Sainsbury’s on the Dunchurch Road. If our car park is busy, please use their car park as an alternative. Please go to Anya Court reception, who will guide you to garden. Sat 3rd, Sun 4th Aug (2pm-5pm). Adm £5, child free. Homemade teas.

AVON DASSETT GARDENS

Southam, CV47 2AE. 7m North of Banbury. From M40 J12 turn left and left again onto the B4100, following signs to Herb Centre and Gaydon. Take 2nd left into village (signed). Park in village and at cemetery car park at the top of the hill. Sun 7th July (2pm-6pm). Combined adm £7, child free. Homemade teas at The Coach House. Refreshments in aid of Avon Dassett Parish Council’s replanting of village tubs (30%).

AVONDALE NURSERY

At Russell’s Nursery, Mill Hill, Baginton, CV8 3AG. Mr Brian Ellis, 024 7667 3662, enquiries@avondalenursery.co.uk, www.avondalenursery.co.uk. 3m South of Coventry. At junction of A45 and A46 take slip road to Baginton, 1st left to Mill Hill, opp Old Mill Inn. For NGS: Sun 21st July, Sun 18th Aug (11am-4pm). Adm £3, child free. Light refreshments in Potting Shed Cafe at Russell’s Nursery. For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

BLACKSMITHS COTTAGE

Little Compton, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 0SE. Mrs Andrew Lukas. Garden entrance is opp the Village Hall car park. Please park at Village Hall or in Reed College car park nearby. Sun 28th Apr (2pm-5pm). Adm £5, child free. Homemade teas at Village Hall. Refreshments in aid of the Village Hall.

BRIDGE NURSERY

Tomlow Road, Napton, Southam, CV47 8HX. Christine Dakin and Philip Martino, 01926 812737, chris.dakin25@yahoo.com, www.bridge-nursery.co.uk. 3m East of Southam. Brown tourist sign at Napton crossroads on A425 Southam to Daventry Road. For NGS: Every Sat and Sun 13th Apr to 22nd Sept (10am-4pm). Mon 22nd Apr; 6th May, 27th May; 26th Aug (10am-4pm). Adm £3, child free. For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

BROADACRE

Grange Road, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8QA. John Woolman, 07818 082885, jw234567@gmail.com, www.broadacregarden.org. Approx 3m South East of Solihull. On B4101 opp Railway Pub. Plenty of parking available. Sun 21st Apr (2pm-6pm). Adm £5, child free. Homemade teas. Visits also by arrangement.

CLIFTON HALL FARM

Lilbourne Road, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, Rugby, CV23 0BB. Robert and Jenny Spencer, 07717 650837, Jenny.ruth.spencer@gmail.com. 2m East of Rugby. From Clifton Church take Lilbourne Road out of village. First farm on right, just past the 30mph limit. Visits by arrangement for groups of 5 to 30. Adm £5, child free. Homemade teas.

DORRIDGE GARDENS

Blue Lake Road, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8BH. East of M40 and South of M42. Approx 4m South of Solihull. Parking in Hansell Drive, Blue Lake Road, Rodborough Road, and in a paddock at Coppice Wood Farm. Sun 23rd June (2pm-5.30pm). Combined adm £6, child free. Homemade teas at 75 Blue Lake Road.

DUNCHURCH PARK HOTEL

Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6QW. Dunchurch Park Hotel, 01788 810656, reservations@dunchurch.co.uk, www.dunchurch.co.uk. Just South of Rugby on the A426 and just North of the A45/M45 J1. Tue 2nd, Sun 28th July (10am-5pm). Adm £4, child free. Light refreshments. Tue 2nd July incl an indoor Bonhams Valuation Day (11am-2pm), suggested donation £2 per item, proceeds to NGS.

EARLSDON GARDENS

Coventry, CV5 6FS. Turn towards Coventry at A45 and A429 traffic lights. Take 3rd left into Beechwood Ave, continue ½m to St Barbara’s Church at crossroads with Rochester Road. Maps and tickets at St Barbara’s Church Hall. Mon 6th May (11am-4pm). Combined adm £4, child free. Light refreshments at St Barbara’s Church Hall. Refreshments in aid of St Barbara’s Church, Earlsdon.

ELM CLOSE

Welford-on-Avon, CV37 8PT. Eric and Glenis Dyer, 01789 750793, glenisdyer@gmail.com. 5m South West of Stratford, off B4390. Elm Close is between Welford Garage and The Bell Inn, roadside parking. Opening with Welford-on-Avon Gardens on Sat 29th, Sun 30th June. Adm £4, child free. Refreshments in aid of British Red Cross. Visits also by arrangement Apr to Sept for groups of 10 to 30.

GUY’S CLIFFE WALLED GARDEN

Coventry Road, Guy’s Cliffe, Warwick, CV34 5FJ. Sarah Ridgeway, www.guyscliffewalledgarden.org.uk. Behind Hintons Nursery in Guy’s Cliffe. Guy’s Cliffe is on the A429, between North Warwick & Leek Wootton. Sat 20th July (10-3.30). Adm £3, child free. Homemade teas.

HILL CLOSE GARDENS

Bread and Meat Close, Warwick, CV34 6HF. Hill Close Gardens Trust, 01926 493339, centremanager@hcgt.org.uk, www.hillclosegardens.com. Town centre. Follow signs to Warwick racecourse. Entry from Friars Street onto Bread and Meat Close. Car park by entrance next to racecourse. 2 hrs free parking. Disabled parking outside the gates. For NGS: Sat 7th Sept (11am-5pm). Adm £4.50, child £1. Homemade teas in Visitor Centre. Gluten free options.

HONINGTON GARDENS

Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5AA. 1½m North of Shipston-on- Stour. Take A3400 towards Stratford-upon-Avon, then turn right signed Honington. Sun 16th June (2pm-5.30pm). Combined adm £6, child free. Homemade teas.

ILMINGTON GARDENS

Ilmington, CV36 4LA. 01608 682230. 8m South of Stratford-upon-Avon. 8m North of Moreton-in-Marsh. 4m North West of Shipston-on-Stour off A3400. 3m North East of Chipping Campden. Sat 25th, Sun 26th May (1pm-5pm). Combined adm £7, child free. Refreshments in aid of The Childrens’ Society. Donation to Shipston Home Nursing.

KENILWORTH GARDENS

Kenilworth, CV8 1BT. Fieldgate Lane, off A452. Tickets and maps available at most gardens. Parking available at Abbey Fields. Street parking on Fieldgate Lane (limited), Siddley Avenue and Beehive Hill. Sun 16th June (12pm-5pm). Combined adm £7, child free. Homemade teas at St Nicholas Parochial Hall from 1pm. Refreshments in aid of St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth.

LONG ITCHINGTON VILLAGE GARDENS

Long Itchington, near Southam, CV47 9PD. 2½m North of Southam on A423 between Coventry and Banbury, next to Grand Union Canal. Leamington 6m West, also access by A426 from Rugby and A425 from Daventry. Car parks signed at all entries to village. Sat 15th, Sun 16th June (12pm-5pm). Combined adm £7, child free. Homemade teas in Holy Trinity Church, Church Road.

MAXSTOKE CASTLE

Coleshill, B46 2RD. G M Fetherston-Dilke. 2½m East of Coleshill. East of Birmingham, on B4114. Take right turn down Castle Lane, Castle drive 1¼m on right. Sun 2nd June (11am-5pm). Adm £7.50, child £5. Light refreshments. Approx 5 acres of garden and grounds with herbaceous, shrubs and trees in the immediate surroundings of this C14 moated castle. No wheelchair access to house.

OAK HOUSE

Waverley Edge, Bubbenhall, Coventry, CV8 3LW. Helena Grant, 07731 419685, helena.grant@btinternet.com. 15 mins from Leamington Spa via the Oxford Rd/A423 and the Leamington Rd/A445 and the A46. Spaces for 4 cars only. Visits by arrangement Mar to Oct. Due to parking limitations, we can accommodate groups up to 15 max. Adm £5, child free. Tea & cake £3 per person.

PEBWORTH GARDENS

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8XZ. www.pebworth.org/ngs-open-gardens. 7m South West of Stratford-upon-Avon. On B439 at Bidford turn South towards Honeybourne, at 3m turn left at crossroads Stratford A4390, A3400 to Waitrose, to B4362 Camden Road, right Station Road, right at T-junction, then left to Long Marston Road. Follow signs for Village Hall. Sun 26th, Mon 27th May (1pm-5.30pm). Combined adm £8, child free. Homemade teas at Pebworth Village Hall (no lunches available). Refreshments in aid of Village Organisations.

PRIORS MARSTON MANOR

The Green, Priors Marston, CV47 7RH. Dr and Mrs Mark Cecil, 07934 440949, whewitt15@yahoo.co.uk. 8m SW of Daventry. Off A361 between Daventry and Banbury at Charwelton. Follow sign to Priors Marston approx 2m. Arrive at T-junction with war memorial on right. Manor on left. Visits by arrangement June to Sept. Mon-Thurs only (excl BH). Teas for group bookings only. Adm £6, child free.

SQUAB HALL FARM

Harbury Lane, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QB. Mrs Bec Evans. 10 mins from J13/14 M40. From the Tachbrook Road/Harbury Lane junction, head towards Harbury on the Harbury Lane, 300 metres past the entrance to Mallory Court Hotel on the same side of the road. Sat 31st Aug, Sun 1st, Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th Sept (11am-4.30pm). Adm £5, child free. Home-made teas.

STRETTON-ON-FOSSE GARDENS

Stretton on Fosse, GL56 9SD. Off A429 between Moreton-in-Marsh and Shipston-on-Stour. Two gardens in the centre of the village. Court House is next to the church, Old Beams a few doors away. Sun 14th Apr, Sun 1st Sept (2pm-5.30pm). Combined adm £6.50, child free. Homemade teas at Court House.

STYVECHALE GARDENS

Baginton Road, Coventry, CV3 6FP. The gardens are located on the South side of Coventry close to A45. Tickets & map available on the day from West Orchard United Reformed Church, The Chesils, CV3 6FP. Advance tickets available from suepountney@btinternet.com. Sun 9th June (11am-5pm). Combined adm £5, child free. Light refreshments throughout the day & hot bacon or sausage batches from 11am-2pm. Donation to Coventry Myton Hospice.

THE HILL COTTAGE

Kings Lane, Snitterfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0QA. Gillie and Paul Waldron, 07895 369387, info@thehillcottage.co.uk, www.thehillcottage.co.uk. 5 mins from M40 J15. From village, up White Horse Hill, right at T-junction, right into Kings Lane, 2nd house on left. From M40 J15 take A46 to Stratford, 1m take 2nd exit at roundabout, ½m right into Kings Lane, over A46 1st right, 2nd house on left. Visits by arrangement Apr to Sept for groups of 5 to 20. Adm £5, child free. Homemade teas £3 per person.

THE MILL GARDEN

55 Mill Street, Warwick, CV34 4HB. Julia Russell and David Russell, www.visitwarwick.co.uk/placeofinterest/the-mill-garden. Off A425 beside old castle gate, at the bottom of Mill Street. Disabled parking and drop off only, use nearby St Nicholas car park. For opening times and information, please visit garden website.

THE MOTTE

School Lane, Hunningham, Leamington Spa, CV33 9DS. Margaret and Peter Green, 01926 632903, margaretegreen100@gmail.com. 5m East of Leamington Spa. 1m North West off B4455 (Fosse Way) at Hunningham Hill crossroads. Visits by arrangement May to Aug for groups of up to 20. Adm £4, child free. Homemade teas by prior request.

TYSOE GARDENS

Middle and Upper Tysoe, Warwick, CV35 0SE. West of A422, North of Banbury (9m). East of A3400 & Shipston-on-Stour (4m). North of A4035 & Brailes (3m). Parking on the recreation ground CV35 0SE. Entrance tickets and maps at the village hall. Free bus. Sat 1st, Sun 2nd June (2pm-6pm). Combined adm £6, child free. Homemade teas in Tysoe Village Hall & cold drinks at Garden Cottage. Refreshments in aid of Tysoe Village Hall.

WARMINGTON GARDENS

Banbury, OX17 1BU. 5m North West of Banbury. Take B4100 N from Banbury, after 5m turn right across short dual carriageway into Warmington. From North take J12 off M40 onto B4100. Sun 2nd June (1pm-5pm). Combined adm £6, child free. Light refreshments at village hall. Refreshments in aid of St. Michael’s Church and Village Hall.

WELFORD-ON-AVON GARDENS

Welford-on-Avon, CV37 8PT. 5m South West of Stratford-upon- Avon. Off B439 towards Bidford-on-Avon from Stratford upon Avon. Sat 29th, Sun 30th June (1pm-5pm). Combined adm £5, child free. Light refreshments in Village Memorial Hall. Refreshments in aid of Village Memorial Hall.

WHICHFORD & ASCOTT GARDENS

Whichford and Ascott, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5PG. 6m South East of Shipston-on-Stour. For parking please use CV36 5PG. We have a large car park. Sun 16th June (1.30pm-5.30pm). Combined adm £6, child free. Homemade teas at Knight’s Place. Refreshments in aid of St Michael’s Church, Whichford.