Open Gardens revealed

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Ever peeped over a garden wall and wished you could look round? Over the summer, numerous private gardens are open to the public…

19 May: 1-5pm Ham Open Gardens
Only open every other year, a wonderful selection of 17 gardens, one originating from the C17th. Tickets from Ham Common, £11each or £16.50 for two.

24 May: 6-8pm / 26 May: 2-5.30pm Chiswick Mall & Field House
A water garden with a predominately green planting scheme of exotic foliage. Chiswick W4 2PR £12 for group of six gardens.

26 May: 2-5pm / 2 June: 6-8pm Kew Green Gardens
65, 67, 69, 71, 73 Kew Green TW9 3AH. A range of large gardens, mainly informal, with borders and well-established shrubs.  £6 for the group

2 June: 11-5pm Richmond Hill Open Gardens
14 beautiful gardens, from small to large, scattered across Richmond Hill.Tickets available from St Matthias Church, £12.50.

2 June: 3-6pm Marksbury Avenue Entry
26, 34, 59, 60, 61.
Five very different gardens, from a New Zealand theme with camomile lawn to a quintessential English cottage garden and one with more than 20 varieties of clematis. Teas at no. 60. Kew TW9 4JE. £7 for all

2 June: 2-5pm Stokes House
A half acre walled country garden, abundant with roses, clematis and perennials. Ancient mulberries and wisteria, yew hedging and pergola.  £4 entry. TW10 7HR

2 June: 11-5pm  Richmond Hill Open Gardens
14 beautiful gardens, from small to large, scattered across Richmond Hill.
Tickets available from St Matthias Church, £12.50

8 June: 2- 5pm Trumpeter’s House & Sarah’s Garden
£5 entry. TW9 1PD

9 June: 1-6pm Sheen Open Gardens
There are 20 gardens to visit. Tickets available from Savills at 298a Upper Richmond Road West or visit fishhelp.org.uk for more details. £20 to visit all gardens

9 June: 1-4pm Taylor Avenue
Verdant gardens with mature trees and shrubs.  – £3.50  28 Taylor Ave Kew TW9 4ED

9 June: 1-5pm 31 West Park Road
A modern botanical garden, with an oriental twist. The emphasis is on foliage and a mix of unusual plants. Dry beds, shady beds, mature trees and reflecting pool.  £3 entry. Kew TW9 4DA

16 June: 3-6pm Ormeley Lodge
A large walled garden on Ham Common, with herbaceous borders and box hedges. Walk through the orchard to the wild garden. Vegetable and knot gardens. TW10 5HB £5 entry

23 June: 5-7.30pm 20 Beechwood Ave
Minimalist layout offset with the designer owner’s favourite plant combinations. Topiary, pots, sculpture.£5.50 entry. TW9 4DE

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