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POTTERNE OPEN GARDENS

Saturday 31st July - 11am till 4pm

Adults 5, accompanied under 16s free

Tickets available on the day at George’s Field, Little Mill, Mill Road, Potterne, SN10 5ND

Follow signs to parking area. Disabled Parking at George’s Field.

12 gardens open in the village and on the outskirts (number may change)

 
Tea Room in the Village Hall

Open 11am – 4pm
Refreshments and homemade cakes, Cream teas, Take away available
Ladies and Gents toilets

Grand Draw, Plant Stall, Gift Stall, etc. on George’s Field
Plants:
grown by people in the village
Jams and Preserves: made by a village resident
Gifts: find a bargain new item for yourself or as a gift.
Grand Draw: with first prize 100 and many more prizes

Potterne Historic Photo Exhibition in the Church
Photographs of Potterne from Victorian times through to the 1960’s showing many buildings that are long gone from the village. Also, information on the Porch House and a model of the Saxon Church.

Toilet available which is wheelchair accessible in the Church

Important information

NOTE: ‘Tickets’ will be in the form of a leaflet, which will be on sale at George’s field next to the parking area from 11am.  We recommend that you purchase your ticket before visiting any of the gardens.  If you chose to visit a garden without a leaflet (ticket), you will be charged entry to that garden, but this will not allow entry to any of the other gardens.

A map inside the leaflet will show the locations of all the open gardens.

Every participating garden will have a flower sign near its entrance.

Children should be supervised at all times, as there are deep ponds in some gardens, as well as other types of hazards.

Dogs on short leads are welcome in some gardens (this will be indicated on the leaflet), inside the Church in the George and Dragon Pub and the outside seating are at the Village Hall Tea Room. Please ensure you clean up after your dog.

The gardens in the central area can be reached on foot from the car parking field. Note that Potterne village is built on hilly ground, therefore you will encounter several 'slopes' on your visit.  

Please be careful when crossing roads and in parts of the village where there are no footpaths.

Whilst many of the gardens have a place for you to sit and rest, we respectfully request that you do not consume food in the gardens. 

It is recommended that you drive to the two gardens on the outskirts of the village, but note they have limited parking.  If you choose to walk to Tristernagh House on the Devizes Road, please be extremely cautious because the path is narrow and Lorries drive fast and close to the path.  Manor Farm House garden has no direct footpaths leading to it, so if you choose to walk there you will have to walk along Court Hill Road which runs into the Worton Road, extreme caution will be needed on this road due to its winding nature and blind bends.

 Accessibility to wheelchairs:-

There are seven gardens that can be accessed by wheelchair, note that most of these have gravel paths which could be hard work for pushed wheelchairs.  There will be overhanging plants which could also inhibit progress.
The Village Hall Tea Room is accessible via a ramp, but there are no disabled toilets.

The Church is accessible via a ramp, some of the photos in the exhibition inside the Church will be inaccessible because they are on a raised area.

A wheelchair accessible toilet is available inside the Church.

Organisers: Jackie Sawyer - 01380 727424 Fi Walker - 01380 727327

The Gardens:-

(Please note this list may change before the 31st July)

29 Blount’s Court

Small neat garden with cottage style herbaceous borders around a small lawn.

 

1 Brownleaze

Small cottage garden with rose arches, overflowing with plants in herbaceous borders.

 

41 Whistley Road

Enclosed garden with well stocked borders, a vegetable garden with raised beds and wildlife pond.

 

The Old Vicarage, Rookes Lane

Large traditional garden with flower borders, vegetable plots, pond, large lawn area and fruit trees.

 

56 Blackberry Lane

Family garden designed for three generations to play and relax in, with mixed borders, fruit and veg.

 

The Rectory, Coxhill Lane

A garden to relax in with, large trees and a newly established cutting garden for a young flower arranger. Photographs on show by Stu Bridewell. CAUTION: Steep driveway access to garden; steep grassed area.

 

The Porch House

Established garden with many specimen trees, wild flower areas, architectural features and outline of Saxon church.  CAUTION: Extra care needed: steep uneven steps; uneven paths; rough ground; etc.

 

Community Garden, Ryeleaze

The garden was originally conceived as a project for Potterne Youth Club.  One of its main design features was to focus on attracting wildlife and the BBC Gardeners World design team helped to achieve this.  However, the garden has been neglected over the last year or so, but now a new team of people hope to bring it back to life.

 

Court Hill House

Large formal walled garden with different ‘rooms’ including mixed borders, rose garden, wild area, vegetable garden and pelargonium collection in green house.

 

Tristenagh house, 23 Devizes Road, SN10 5LW

Very large enthusiast’s garden sweeping downhill, with large well established borders, hedges, trees and views across to Hartmoor. This garden also opens with the NGS.

 

Manor Farm House, Worton Road, SN10 5PR

Extensive garden set out as ‘rooms’ with rose beds and well established borders, box hedges, gravel garden and much more.

 

 


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