Brightwater Gardens

8 acre landscaped garden has been created since 2000.  The tour begins with a series of contrasting garden rooms with walls, yew, beech and box hedging enclosing each area.  Focal points and views entice you onwards through the differently planted zones - peonies, shrub roses, hydrangeas, salvias, climbers and herbaceous plants and not forgetting the seasonally planted posts.  The lavender walk is a delight!

The magic continues with prairie borders - with bold drifts of grasses, and plants including - achillea, helenium, nepeta, salvia, rudbeckia, peroskia, sedum to colour the palate.  A damp garden with newly constructed viewing deck overlooking architectural gunnera and iris leads onto the hillside lawn planted with rarer trees.  Then past a small lake and on into an arboretum and woodland area.  Throughout the garden there are developing areas and banks of wild flowers including fritillaria, late spring bulbs and increasing numbers of orchids.  All around are lovely views out across the countryside.

The garden also opens in February as one of the country's newest snowdrop and winter gardens.

Nearby is St Helens Church, designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

Group bookings and coaches - very welcome (by appointment).



Opening Times

Snowdrops - Friday 10 February - Sunday 26 February 2017
11:00 - 16:00