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Garden Visit - Wheatley House, Hampshire

Seat overlooking Tennis Court

Wheatley House in Hampshire has been home to portrait artist Susannah Adlington and her husband Michael for many years. The elevated 1 1/2 acre garden has lush traditional borders filled to bursting and boasts spectacular views over the Hampshire/Surrey countryside. The newest addition is a black and white border.

pink border

In the Pink Border, astilbes, hydrangeas and sidalcea combine with geraniums and daylillies.

More hydrangeas and knautia comtinue the pink theme, slowly merging into darker purple-red.

red swwet pea

Red sweet pea 'Winston Churchill' uses shrubs as a climbing frame. 

Poygonatum

The growth in the borders is amazing. Huge Helianthus plants from Marina Christopher's Pheonix Perennial Plants tower at the back of the border along with annual sunflowers in brown and gold. 

Border

The height of these already tall plants is amazing!

border

I leave you with one last view of the garden...

Wheatley House, Hampshire

If you can make it there for the open days in August, please do. Mrs Adlington is passionate about her garden and seems to thoroughly enjoy showing visitors what she has done in their many years resident here. Private visits can be arranged by appointment between April and October.

Teas in August will be in aid of Binsted Church. There will be a sale of local crafts in the barn.

For a look at another house in Binsted open for charity, see my blog post from June on Binsted Place.

Greenhouse, Wheatley House

 

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