top of page

Exploring Gardens 2021


Exploring Gardens 2021


Est 2016


 Exploring Gardens is a  group visiting different gardens on the first Thursday of each month. ( weather dependent)  If you would like to be part of this group please contact either Elaine or Janine. 



As in previous years, all visits will be on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm, other than July's visit which is Monday 5th July. The maximum cost per garden is £10 per head, which generally goes straight to one of the NGS chosen charities. This sum covers the garden entry and tea & cake.
















Screenshot 2021-08-09 at 10.53.55.png
Screenshot 2021-08-09 at 10.53.26.png
Screenshot 2021-08-09 at 10.54.38.png

Planned Visits for 2021

Screenshot 2021-04-26 at 17.00.51.png
Screenshot 2021-04-26 at 17.01.13.png

Bardsey, Haslemere
Review Elaine Belt  
Photographs Janine Stein & Gillian Micklewright


Chinthurst Lodge
            Review Veronica Cannon  
Photographs Janine Stein 

Little Orchards
            Review Elaine Belt  
Photographs Janine Stein 

Little Orchards 1/2
Little Orchards 2/2
Screenshot 2021-08-09 at 10.55.48
Screenshot 2021-08-09 at 10.57.01

Coldharbour House
   Review Elaine Belt & 
Photographs Janine Stein 

Shamley Green
   Review Elaine Belt & 
Photographs Janine Stein & Pam Crawford


      Pretsham Grange


Our visit to Pratsham Grange was pure joy. Alan Comber, the owner, was most entertaining and generous host who clearly was  delighted to share his hard work and stunning large garden with visitors . He has designed numerous features around the garden, all of which live harmoniously beside each other. There are colourful herbaceous borders, stunning white flower beds, rose gardens, ponds joined by a cascading stream and wooded areas with views towards Holmbury and Leith Hills. The visit ended with tea and cakes, taking in beautiful surroundings, chatting with each other and our friendly hosts.

Anne Smith

Janine Stein Photographs

  Our second visit of the year

      Heathside, Cobham  


The Exploring Garden Group visited Heathside, near Cobham on Thursday 3rd May. Our hosts, Margaret and Terry made us very welcome and showed us around their beautiful garden, designed for all year round interest. Whilst it is one of the smaller gardens that we have visited only being a third of an acre, it was packed with a  wonderful array of shrubs, perennials, trees, sculptures, topiary, two ponds and four water features, pots/containers of all sizes and many more plants. There was also a summerhouse where you could sit and look down the garden complete with music as well as a new glasshouse housing exotic plants. The garden was on a slope and had been harmoniously landscaped to provide different areas of interest. We were blessed with wonderful sunshine and we had tea and scrumptious homemade cake on the patio to finish off a perfect afternoon.

Gillian Micklewright

Janine Stein & Gillian Micklewright  Photographs


  Our first visit of the year

      Nymans National Trust Garden  


Screenshot 2023-05-14 at 19.30.12.png
bottom of page