VISIT EIGHT GLORIOUS GARDENS IN THE IDYLLIC HEREFORDSHIRE VILLAGE OF PUTLEY
ON SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021, 12.00 - 5.30pm.

Putley Open Gardens

Monies from the day will go 50/50 to Putley Parish Church and the Village Hall.

The following have generously helped with the costs of this event. Please support them.

Ledbury Real Ales

The Nest, Little Verzons

Newent Plant Centre,
Little Verzons

The Trumpet Inn

Trumpet Garage

Putley villagers and others have made contributions in lieu. Their generosity is acknowledged with thanks.

 BACK IN 2021

Visitors can enjoy glorious gardens in the Herefordshire village of Putley this Sptember.

Below are the gardens.

Visitors to Putley Open Gardens are also encouraged to explore delightfully-situated Putley Church. The carefully tended churchyard warrants a visit, with its (unique?) oak and teak War Memorial, a very fine medieval ll* Preaching Cross, restored with help from Historic England, specimen trees, the possibility of emerging wild flowers and entrancing views over the adjacent duck pond.

The gardens and church will be accessible by well-marked footpaths through the orchards and pastures, providing a chance for visitors to experience Putley's beautiful countryside and wildlife as well as the gardens themselves. However there is parking adjacent to all the gardens with, perhaps at most, a three minute walk.

The event is being held to support the upkeep of the Parish Hall and Church. Everything starts (and finishes) at Putley Parish Hall, HR8 2QN, where there is car parking, tickets, light lunches and teas from 1.00pm, tombola and plant sales. Gardens are open from 12.00 until 5.30pm; entrance is £5.00 per person; children under 15 are free. Dogs are not allowed in the gardens. More info? Contact info@putleygardens.org.uk

LOWER COURT

This is our first season here.  A revitalised lavender path; structure introduced to the parterre and the courtyard garden with more lavender and topiary trees.

In homage to the orchards around us, the apple water feature has been replanted with heucheras, hebes, and 'angel wings', echoing the silver iron work.  A newly planted acer provides perfect shade for the numerous ducks and moorhens by the pond.

 


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NEWLANDS

We have been at Newlands for a considerable time. A small, established garden lovingly tended surrounds an early 19th century house.

A cottage garden bordered by common land with mature trees, it has herbaceous borders, long established rhododendrons and camellias, ponds and gravel areas.

There is a vintage summer house.

Margaret and Geoff.


PUTLEY CHURCHYARD


The majority of trees in the churchyard were planted in the 1870s, many only introduced in the country 20 or 30 years earlier. One yew is over 500 years old.

The wooden war memorial and the 14th century preaching cross are Herefordshire ‘one offs’.

The village war memorial (1920), is possibly a unique example of the work of carvers Fowler and Brindley, who were employed on the Albert Memorial. There only two such wooden memorials in the UK. Beautiful High Church reredos and altar, also interesting pew end carvings.


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PUTLEY COURT LODGE

The garden was started from scratch in 2017 and is still a work in progress.

Because of the sloping site the garden has been divided into two levels the lower one being a potager and cutting garden with raised beds.

There is also some woodland.

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SHEEPCOTE


Our triangular quarter-acre has venerable oak trees at either end. Top Oak shelters the kitchen garden, Bottom Oak the swing and wild garden where cyclamen hederifolium should still be in flower.

In between are topiary and sculpture, gravel garden with box, lavender and heather beds, ponds, hydrangea and azalea beds. And more.


Themed borders surround lawn areas.

Julie and Tim.

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COLDMOOR


This cottage garden, with lawns and borders with a variety of plants, shrubs and herbs has been looked after with nature's welfare in mind. There is a natural pond, small cider apple orchard and a vegetable patch.

The orchard’s cider produce is available for a contribution!  All to the general fund.

Deborah and Nigel

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THE CIDER HOUSE

A garden cleared completely at the start of lockdown 2020, new native hedging, yew hedging and espalier fruit trees form the boundaries, lawn and lavender edging, hydrangea limelight hedge, and a border of contorted trees.

Selection of roses on arches, with more roses and lavender in old cider barrels.

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COACH HOUSE BARN

A contemporary style garden, created three years ago, with contained beds, a long herbaceous border and a terrace with bottlebrushes, olive trees and other sun loving plants in pots.  Generally hot, south facing and sheltered but challenging as one side of the house has no sun at all in the winter!

This autumn we hope to plant three damson, cherry and greengage trees to soften edges near the newly built garage.

Caroline and Guy

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