NGS WYCK OPEN GARDENS

 

Sunday 11th SePtember 2017

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Five contrasting village gardens opened under the National Gardens Scheme in aid of NGS charities and the Friends of St Laurence.


Teas in the Village Hall


Disabled access and toilets

CHESTNUT COURT


Chestnut Court is a garden recreated over the last five years. It has long double herbaceous boarders which have been planted for all year round interest. We have lots of interesting trees and a spring bulb meadow, (sadly will have just been cut) and lovely views all the way up to Stow. PLEASE NO DOGS AS WE HAVE DUCKS AND CHICKENS.

COLLEGE FARM


Exciting new addition to Wyck Gardens for 2017.  Large garden with newly created walled vegetable garden.  Further information to follow.

GREENFIELDS FARM


Open vistas, sculptures and fruit trees, plus an ornamental and a wild-life pond, are this garden’s attractions.  Seats are scattered around for rest and reflection.

All parts of the garden are put to productive use, with pears, crab apples, morello cherries, grapes and espalier apples.  The bees (in well-marked cordoned areas) thrive on the blossom of traditional perry pears, which are being grafted to replace the ageing stock.

The rich autumn colours are made up of rose hips, young maple trees, nine varieties of crab apple, guelder roses and late-flowering clematis.

You will come across figurative and abstract cast aluminium sculptures by Jonathan Clarke, stone sculptures by Angelika Seik and wind sculptures by Lyman Whitaker.  Take a woodland walk through the old Withy Bed, now planted with thatching reed and deciduous trees.  From the ha-ha you can admire the fringes of prize-winning Cotswold sheep, the breed which underpinned the medieval wealth of the Cotswolds.

LAURENCE HOUSE

Formerly known as the Stone House, this garden has been adapted by its new owners to be the backdrop to family life.


A 2½ acre Cotswold garden that has been created over the last 16 years. This cottage garden is made up of a series of different rooms that flow around the house each holding their own unique magic. Full of surprises, this English garden has been designed to specifically to complement the house and the Cotswold countryside beyond. The soil at Laurence House is heavy acid clay, unusual for the Cotswolds, which enables us to grow a large range of perennials and trees, but no tender ones as the frost is cruel in winter.

MACES COTTAGE

The garden, extending to just over an acre, comprises lawns, herbaceous borders and shrubberies with lovely views over open countryside. It contains the only remaining apple trees dating from Victorian times that were once part of the orchard of the adjacent Maces Farm. The trees include Cox's Pomona, Howgate Wonder and Newton Wonder. Despite their age, they still crop heavily and are cooking/dessert varieties. There is a productive vegetable garden in raised geometric borders together with a soft fruit cage including a raised border for raspberries. The garden is a sanctuary for birdlife, being adjacent to the open countryside of the Bourton Vale.

Greenfields Farm was the featured garden in the September 2015 issue of Cotswold Life