Open Gardens - Laurel Villa and Knoll House
Two beautiful organic gardens near Stroud are open to view on Saturday 27th June from 2pm to 6pm and Sunday 28th June 2pm to 6pm. We are very grateful to Fran and John, and Allison and Martin, for their hard work and for generously opening their gardens in support of Garden Organic. Please do support them. Due to the current circumstances booking will be necessary so please refer to the details below.
The garden at Laurel Villa is steep, terraced and a third of an acre. Developed over the past decade by Martin and Allison this organically nurtured garden features: extensive vegetable growing, soft fruit area, a small orchard, walnut and filbert trees, a courtyard garden, and extensive flower areas, including a new rose garden and a steep bank bed, with grasses and herbaceous perennials.
Visit and delight in artichokes, bergamot, courgettes, dahlias, echinacea, french beans, geraniums and lots more…
Please note that particular care needs to be taken when visiting this garden as there is an unguarded 8ft high Ha-Ha along the full length of the garden.
Knoll House is a large hillside garden, with fabulous views. You will find vegetables in raised beds, an orchard of fruit trees including apple, quince, medlar, plum and damson. A natural pond teeming with wildlife and lots of colour from perennials and climbers.
- Gates will be fully open and it should be possible to walk around without needing to touch handles,
- Benches and seats will be roped off - please bring a picnic blanket if you wish to sit down.
Whist in the gardens please respect other peoples social distancing.
Should you need to drive to visit the gardens, please park up on the top of the Common.
Please do not drive down into Swellshill, there is no parking available.
Apologies but neither garden is suitable for wheelchair access due to multiple steps slope and uneven ground.