Friday 10th September 2021 to Sunday 19th September 2021
Venue: Chawton House
From a secluded fernery, an abundant orchard and fragrant rose garden, to a rambling wilderness, hidden ha-ha and avenue of Lime trees: the Chawton House garden is packed with features that make the most of its picturesque surroundings.
On this hour and a half tour of the historic grounds and gardens at Chawton House, your knowledgeable guide will discuss the English Landscape Movement and how our garden has changed since the early 1700s. You will stop at key features that include rambling wilderness, hidden ha-ha and avenue of Lime trees, and more, to learn about their history, as well as future plans.
An in-depth tour of the Walled Garden is also included. Journey along two Edwardian terraces and through a fragrant rose garden before entering ornate iron gates to explore the orchard, cutting and herb gardens. Your Guide will discuss each of these areas and talk about the inspiration and development of the herb garden in particular. Learn about the historic fruit trees in the orchard, medicinal plants and their uses and how we work to bring together the garden, house and library collection.
Taking place on:
Friday 10 September: 11:00 – 12:30
Monday 13 September: 11:00 – 12:30
Tuesday 14 September: 11:00 – 12:30
Please note, this tour includes some steps and the gardens are fairly large so it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be on your feet for the tour.
Max 15 people per tour/session. Tour takes approximately 90 minutes Access to the House is not included in the tour although participants are free to enter the tearoom afterwards.
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/winchester-heritage-open-days-17274323708
Booking opens: 2 August 2021 09:30
Booking closes: 1 September 2021