Exploring Gardens 2020


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. 

















Planned Visits for 2020

Dunsborough Park



      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