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I am indebted to our County organiser Rose deJardin for allowing me to share this information with you. For fuller details, especially regarding directions and disabled access, please refer to ngs.org.uk  

Gunthorpe Hall, near Oakham. Sat Nav LE15 8BE

WHEN? Sunday 26 March 2017 2-5pm. Admission £4. Light refreshments.

Owner Tim Haywood inherited a large country house garden with extensive views over Rutland. It opens in spring when the naturalised daffodils in the old orchard are a delight, along with many spring-flowering shrubs. Recent re-designs are transforming old areas, including the kitchen garden and former stable yard.

Wheelchair access to some areas.


Burghley House, Stamford. Sat Nav PE9 3JY

WHEN? Saturday 8 April 2017 11am-4pm. Admission £4. Orangery Restaurant is open.

This is a special opening date to benefit the NGS charities, with access (via the Orangery) to the Private South Gardens, as well as the chance to enjoy the spring bulbs, mature trees and magnificent parkland. Note that access to other parts of the gardens incur regular admission prices (Sculpture Garden, Garden of Surprises etc).


The Old Hall, Market Overton. Sat Nav LE15 7PL

WHEN? Sunday 23 April 2017 2-6pm. Admission £4.50. Home-made teas are available and as the garden belongs to Tim and Stefa Hart who own not only Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall but the Hambleton Bakeries, you can assume these teas will be excellent!

The large garden of this mellow stone house overlooks Catmose Vale, and is divided by both stone walls and yew hedges into ‘rooms’ showcasing traditional herbaceous borders and shrubs. Terraces, topiary, trees, mown paths.

Partial wheelchair access. Some steep inclines.

The Old Vicarage, Whissendine. Sat Nav LE15 7HG

WHEN? Sunday 21 May 2017 2-5pm. Admission £4.50. Home-made teas are offered in Whissendine Church which is just next door.

Dr Sarah Furness is Rutland’s High Sheriff for 2016/17 and with her husband Professor Peter Furness has created a garden packed with interest from the hard landscaping to the beehives. Wisteria tunnel, topiary, formal fountain courtyard, gothic hen house, ornate greenhouse and more… oh, and the plants are pretty special too!

Partial wheelchair access (gravel paths, slopes, steps).


The Old Vicarage, Burley. Sat Nav LE15 7SU

WHEN? Sunday 28 May 2017 1.30-5pm & Wednesday 28 June 2017 6-9pm. Admission £4.50. Home-made teas/light refreshments available.

Classic country garden covering 3 acres with all sorts of features from formal lawns to roses, herbaceous borders to a walled garden, plus veg and fruit.

Wheelchair access; some gravel and steps between terraces.


Manton Village. Sat Nav LE15 8S …

WHEN? Sunday 4 June 2017 12.30-5pm. One admission £5 covers all gardens. Home-made teas are offered in the Village Hall.

5 gardens are open in Manton. 22 Lyndon Road has a cottage garden and superb pots and hanging baskets, as well as unusual plants ; Manton Grange offers more than 2 acres of mature gardens including interesting trees, a clematis pergola and water features; Manton Lodge Farm nestles into the hillside, with paths winding around the steeply sloping gardens and wonderful views; 3 St Mary’s Road’s tiny garden is packed with colour in borders and pots; Shapinsay offers views over the Chater Valley and a stream linking several ponds.

Wheelchair access only at Manton Grange and Shapinsay.


Market Overton Village. Sat Nav LE15 7P…

WHEN? Sunday 25 June 2017 1.30-5pm. One admission £5 covers all gardens. Refreshments available.

6 gardens are open today: 7 Main Street   and five along Thistleton Road (numbers 1, 35, 37, 47 and 59). The largest garden is almost 2 acres and is a haven for wildlife with a large pond, orchard, perennial borders and a short woodland walk. Three of the gardens are together: tiny but packed with interest and overlooking the cricket green.

Wheelchair access is not feasible.


Redhill Lodge, Barrowden. Sat Nav LE15 8EN

WHEN? Sunday 16 July 2016 12-5.30pm. Admission £5. Light refreshments.

Susan Moffit is creating an exciting modern garden. It opened for the first time in 2016 and I cannot wait to see how things are developing. It’s bold, contemporary and has many exciting features such as a ziggurat-like turf mound, grass amphitheatre, natural swimming pond, formal terrace, prairie planting, a meandering stream feeding a bog garden and a nuttery.

Wheelchair access is not feasible.


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