Admission to gardens by programme only. Programmes (which have maps on the back) are available from Bonchurch Post Office or on the gates of each property. £3 per person (accompanied children free). No dogs allowed.
Please use carparks in Leeson Road and Shore Road.
Gardens open from 2pm to 5pm Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2006.
The links to Google Maps below are as close as we could get (without the postcodes) to the property and are for guidance only.
Leconfield Hotel, 85 Leeson Road
Cheryl and Paul Judge
Sheltering at the foot of the downs this well maintained and colourful garden affords spectacular sea views.
Elcombe Bonchurch Shute (opp. Leconfield)
Maureen and Bernard Cawley
An outstanding terraced garden with well groomed lawns and a beautiful pond. Something for everyone and seats galore to enjoy the wonderful sea views.
The Lilies Bonchurch Shute
Marie-Catherine and Malcolm Keogh
This beautiful old garden freashly designed and planted, si responding well to the Ã¢â‚¬ËœFrenchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ touch and has a Ã¢â‚¬ËœlacyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and genteel feel about it.
Ashcliff, The Pitts
Judi and Sid Lines
Three years on and this interesting multi levelled garden is coming into its own. Full of surprises with many unusual plants and exciting work in progress. Plus the beautiful views.
Spring Cottage, Off Bonchurch Village Road
Sandie and John Medany
Nestled beside the old Church sits this gem of a garden. Set with an artist’s eye, heady with lavender and alive with colour, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s crowning glory the natural spring rising within the grounds and then tumbling and singing its way down to the shore.
Winterbourne Country House, Off Bonchurch Village Road
Andrew Eccott and Andy Harper
Originally the mother garden of Spring Cottage. Walk in the footsteps of Dickens and enjoy the mature shrubs, beautiful flowers and sweeping lawns.
Church House, Bonchurch Village Road
John and Theresa Westcott
A very pleasant little cottage gardens, simply planted with old favourites. Many interesting artifacts and a surprise round every corner.
Herriot House, Bonchurch Village Road
Amber and Ashley
A secret garden tucked away where you would least expect to find one. Beautifully cared for ad colour co-ordinated a little packet of tranquillity.
Orgininally a withy bed, providing the material for local fishermen to craft their lobster pots. Cleared during the 19th century and the surroundings planted with a wide variety of rare trees and shrubs. It was bequeathed to the residents of Bonchurch by H de Ver Stacpoole (1863-1951), author of The Blue Lagoon, who lived at Cliff Dene. It is now owned by the County Council who maintains it with a good deal of help from the Bonchurch Community Association.
Lake Hotel. Shore Road
Carol and Richard Wyatt
(enter via the car park at rear but parking for residents only)
A well established garden with much natural beauty and magnificent and unusual shrubs and trees. A lot of expert loving care, and it shows.
1 Grangeside, Off Shore Road
An immaculately kept garden with a profusion of plants and not a weed in site, would he dare? Perfection and an object lesson to one and all.
8 Grangeside, Off Shore Road
Tony and Hazel Townsend
A beautifully kept garden with a good selection of plants plus the inspirational addition, in the Japanese Garden of a delightful little Japanese Tea House! Tonys cabin will also be open.