Thanks so much to the wonderful gardeners of Woodborough, you really have pulled out all the stops to help us adapt from our usual, sociable open gardens day. We hope you enjoy seeing the lovely gardens from our local area and please don't forget to donate to the NSPCC. Just Giving links are located throughout the site.
Browse The Beautiful Gardens
Our wonderful garden owners and volunteers have created these wonderful videos of each garden for you to enjoy, there are 22 in total.
Sunnybank - 1 / 31
A 2 acre garden created over 25 years from a cabbage field. Featured on BBC TV and Amateur Gardening and much visited by Garden societies. On a south facing slope with arboretum, walled garden, fruit and veg area, pond, rockery, herbaceous planting and much more.
Honeypot Garden - 2 / 31
A beautiful display of a variety of plants in a herbaceous border with huge twisted Hazel and Acer Trees and an unusual Manuka tree. A greenhouse with tomato and cucumbers. Raspberries and strawberries and an abundance of Dahlias for cut flowers.
Palms & Buddha's - 3 / 31
A splendid low maintenance lawn-less garden with palm trees and over 60 grasses. The south facing garden has an Indian Fossil Sandstone ‘party’ patio with jacuzzi, BBQ and lovely sitting areas surrounded by palm trees and many other shrubs and colourful plants.
A Messy Garden - 4 / 31
A fabulous true gardeners garden full of horticultural enjoyment.
A Lockdown Garden - Wish Yew Were Here - 5 / 31
A small yew tree lined walled garden with patios, lawn, herbaceous borders and raised planters over looking the Main Street.
The Summerhouse Garden - 6 / 31
A small garden with a Japanese theme, gravel border and a raised pot area and bubbling water feature not to forget the relaxing and pretty Summerhouse.
A Garden Is A Work Of Heart - 7 / 31
A beautiful medium sized garden with grassed area and a full flower bed containing a variety of cottage garden plants, wild flowers, roses, clematis and lillies.
The Pleached Hornbeams - 8 / 31
A beautiful pastel shade terraced garden with beautiful roses, clematis and specimen plants lined with a fence on legs of Pleached Hornbeams.
Stunning Mature Gardens - 9 / 31
Wonderful herbaceous borders, beautiful lawn areas, rhododendrons and thoughtful established gardens with nature trees.
A Garden With A View - 10 / 31
Fabulous rare views of the village and valley from this small immaculate south facing garden and hawthorn hedging to two sides. Lawns and mixed herbaceous borders to the front and rear, patio and lawns and a wildlife pond. A large greenhouse featuring many unusual succulents.
The Chill Out Zone - 11 / 31
The garden is an extension of our house, with outdoor zones and schemes. There’s a children’s secret garden, a Buddha yoga zone, an Alice in Wonderland garden (look out for the sparkles) and a chill out zone to relax and enjoy the beautiful planting. The BBQ area features a lovely butchers block and herb garden.
The Hosta'lry - 12 / 31
A block paved patio ‘entertaining’ looking towards the lawn with beautifully filled borders. A Hosta bed, and lavender box with alliums shooting through. Box hedges, globes, acorn and rabbit grasses.
Cottage Garden - 13 / 31
A small cottage garden providing a haven for wildlife. Beautiful pond surrounded by pretty planting to attract butterflies insects, and birds.
The Martins - 14 / 31
A beautiful spacious cottage garden featuring an arbour which is draped in clematis, roses and colour. The pretty pink peonies are a favourite.
Garden Of Weedin - 15 / 31
This is a work ever in progress. It is a mix of plants for pleasure and fruit and veg for eating, with wildlife habitats where possible.
Kate's Garden - 16 / 31
A simple beautiful cottage garden.
Pinewood house - 17 / 31
Our Country garden is one which provides separate areas for different purposes. We have drifts of perennials in herbaceous borders and flowers for cutting around a lawn.
The kitchen garden, surrounded by hawthorn hedging, produces fresh produce – a wide range of herbs and vegetables from early Spring to late Autumn. There is a winding garden path through wildflowers and grasses to a secret wooden den for the cats and grandchildren, from where there are lovely views of our English Walnut tree and the countryside beyond.
No 6 - 18 / 31
A rustic garden on the edge of the countryside that gives a feeling of peace and tranquillity.
The garden is full of secret areas including two unfenced duck ponds (see if you can spot the ducklings on the water) and a field with rare breed Soya sheep. Trickling water is heard from a woodland stream running along the garden and there are various shelters and sitting areas to enjoy. The roses are in full bloom and add a wonderful scent.
The Top House - 19 / 31
We have lived in the village and the property for around 16 years and have seen the garden mature and change over the years. Both David and I enjoy ‘pottering’ in the garden and spend many an hour maintaining it followed by a nice G&T weather permitting! This spring saw the addition of a huge paddling pool to our patio as our youngest daughter, Rosie, came back a little earlier from Uni and the leisure centres closed.
The Top House - Swimmer - 19a / 31
Rosie is a former World Junior Swimming champion and held a World Junior Record from 2015 until 2019 and competed for Team GB at the last World Swimming Champs and the Commonwealth Games. She is currently in training to swim the English Channel with some friends from the University of Sheffield to raise money for Alzheimers UK in memory of her grandpa and can often be seen tethered to the drainpipe and swimming in the paddling pool with no wetsuit! The swim has now been postponed from July 2020 to July 2021 and Rosie is looking for sponsorship from local businesses to help fund the swim.
Langstrath - 20 / 31
My garden is named after the wonderful secret valley in the heart of the Lake District. My home is surrounded by this secret garden in the heart of our beautiful village. You arrive through a rose arch and passing a large acer you enter a sunken patio garden overhung by a magnificent magnolia and small lawn. A curved wooden pergola leads through into a large back lawn surrounded by a herbaceous border. It also features a Henri fountain, a vine, a beautiful white Birch tree and a raised patio from which to enjoy a glass or two as the sun sets. Slipping through another clematis covered arch is the fruit garden with copious
strawberries and raspberries and finally through another gate you return to the front of the house and a more informal space with a multitude of conifers , grasses, ferns , bamboos and spiky upright plants surrounding two ponds .
Acer Tranquility - 21 / 31
Our garden has evolved over the past 20 years to meet the needs of our family. The trampoline and cricket stumps have now been replaced by new planting and patios.
The garden has been designed to enjoy alfresco dining after a long day at work and for entertaining friends at the weekend. The planting is established and takes very little maintenance.
The Bradleys - 22 / 31
Cottage garden featuring beautiful Poppies.
Chris and Paul’s ‘English Country Garden’ (or is it?) - 23 / 31
Our garden at the rear is an eclectic mix of planting areas. ‘Traditional Country Garden’ meets the exotic! Traditional planted borders of rose, bay, clematis, hosta, herbs and bedding plants rub shoulders with banana, yucca Fatsia and Cotton palm.
At the front, a mix of open lawn and shrubbery, tulips and daffs, in season, a traditional cottage garden veg plot and small pond, hopefully one day full of slug eating frogs, completes our cottage plot.
There is a strong emphasis upon sitting and relaxing with various searing areas, allowing difference views of the plots. A collection of different canvas cover options and a small Kadai open fire bowl gives all weather enjoyment of the garden, over a glass of wine.
Dollys Cottage Garden - 24 / 31
A beautiful cottage garden framed by a pretty summerhouse.
Buckland - 25 / 31
In 2018 the decision was made to finally get around to sorting out the garden! With the design drawn up, work began in January to clear the old overgrown shrubs, demolish the ramshackle shed and get to work to create our new, modern, Chelsea inspired garden. The brief set by the family was to include a new seating area for evening entertaining, a modern garden room to replace the shed, a bistro style table for two for a morning cuppa and a wildflower meadow for the bees!
Work began in earnest in March with friends and family lending a hand. Local sculptor & craftsman Richard Janes completed the steel and brickwork to our design and also created the metal sculpture - managing to take our ideas and suggestions and turn them into something beautiful! After three months of hard graft the garden was completed in June, just in time for the 2018 Euro’s and the summer months that followed!
Two years on and we have had time to add the finishing touches thanks to the unforeseen lockdown, including a new water feature and a vegetable patch for a bit of grow your own veggies.Our garden has been a haven for us to enjoy, especially during these strange times.
Jay's Front Garden - 26 / 31
A wonderful border display full of colour and vibrancy, leading to the lawn beyond with mature trees.
Welcome To Our Garden - 27 / 31
This mature garden has an immaculately manicured lawn surrounded by borders full of colour, texture and beauty.
Rockery walls offset the display of herbaceous borders. The floral display is beautiful. There are greenhouses, abundant with produce and a large vegetable patch growing food for the owners to enjoy.
Squires Gate - 28 / 31
Our cottage garden that we re-landscaped last year has established itself very well and is encouraging plenty of bees and butterflies as hoped.
The swing and bench are lovely to watch the world go by in this wonderful village.
A Hidden Garden - 29 / 31
Hidden on the Main Street, the owner loves heucheras and has proudly shared a picture of their first water lily flower.
A garden to entertain or to sit, relax and enjoy the views of the fields beyond.
Organised Chaos - 30 / 31
A corner plot in cottage garden style with mature trees, mixed borders and fernery to the front of the house.
To the rear there is a large patio with pond and summerhouse. Also a vegetable plot, herb garden and lean-to greenhouse.
The Good Life- 31 / 31
The owners of this garden live an Organic vegetarian life and their garden provides much of the food that they eat.
Gardening is good for the mind, good exercise and when organised as this garden is, its good enough to eat!