Three West Berkshire Gardens Saturday 23rd June, 2012
Enjoy a visit with Berkshire Gardens Trust to three private gardens in West Berkshire
The Well House, Bethesda Street, Upper Basildon, RG8 8NU
The grounds include a surviving village well with its Edwardian Gothic stone enclosure. Beautiful gardens with interesting features including a formal box garden, herbaceous borders, vegetable garden and specimen trees. Woodland walks.
Parking at Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda Street RG8 8NU
Honeycroft House, Pangbourne Road, Upper Basildon, RG8 8LP
With far reaching views across to the Chiltern Hills this garden has interesting features including herbaceous borders, three rockeries, a herb garden, specimen trees, a pond, unusual contemporary sculpture and a “Morrison gate”.
Parking at St Stephen’s Church, Pangbourne Road, Upper Basildon RG8 8LS.
Ingle Spring, Stanford Dingley, RG7 6LX
Beautiful gardens overlooking water meadows. The garden includes the source of the River Ingle which flows around an island created by the owners before joining the River Pang. Unusual plants, specimen trees, orchids, vegetable garden and a bridge crossing the stream. Collection of poultry, chickens, ducks and guinea fowl.
Parking in lane.
Gardens Open: from 2pm to 6pm Cost of Tickets: £8 for visitors, £7 for trust members. Tickets admit to all three gardens and include introductory timed talks by the owners and refreshments from 3pm at The Well House. Tickets available from Dr Christina Hill Williams on 01491 671 631, Mrs Susan Balchin on 0118 978 1561 or at the garden gates on the day.