Wrestlingworth Open Gardens

Two neighbouring properties offering extensive, colourful gardens.

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30 June 2019

Bedfordshire

Entrance fee:
£6.00 per adult for both gardens, children under 12 go free
Time:
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Garden owners:
Mrs Josephine Hoy, Donal and Tory McKenna

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Caroline Hudson by email at CHudson@redcross.org.uk or by phone 01223 868684

The first of these wonderful gardens is The Old Rectory, which is spread over four acres and is full of colour and interest.

The owner has a free style of gardening that is sensitive to both nature and wildlife.

Beds overflow with tulips, alliums, bearded iris, peonies, poppies, geraniums, roses, and many more.

There are beautiful mature trees and many more planted in the last 32 years including a large selection of betulas.

Guests will also find gravel gardens, box hedging and wild flower meadows with a new natural pond dug four years ago.

The second, two-acre garden is located at Beck House and has been created from scratch over the last 32 years by the present owners, with much colour and variety.

Formal and informal areas are divided by hornbeam and yew hedges, as well as shrub borders. The garden also boasts topiary shapes, a yew avenue, a circular dahlia garden, a box parterre with English roses, herbaceous borders and a rose and clematis pergola walk.

Additionally, guests can explore the White garden, courtyard garden, herb garden and vegetable garden, along with a Hot colours garden in late summer and tulips in the spring.

There will be around 20 classic cars visiting during the afternoon from a local Classic Car Club that will be on tour.

The two properties are a 10-minute walk apart. The refreshments and plant stall are located at Beck House.

At Beck House, there are some gravel paths, steps and slopes, but it is mostly wheelchair accessible. At The Old Rectory, there are some areas that are not wheelchair accessible.

Parking is available in a field next door.

Address:
The Old Rectory

Church Lane
Wrestlingworth
Sandy
Bedfordshire
SG19 2EU

Beck House
Water End
Wrestlingworth
Sandy
Bedfordshire
SG19 2HA

Directions:
For The Old Rectory, turn off Wrestlingworth High Street into Church Lane-- parking and directions to the house will be signed.
For Beck House, turn into Water End opposite No. 8 High Street, Wrestlingworth, and follow the track to the end. There is parking in the field in front of the house.

Facilities:

  • Teas and refreshments
  • Plant stall
  • Car parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dogs on leads (Only at The Old Rectory)