Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

When we think of summertime we often think of roses.  I adore scented roses!  I love growing roses and visiting rose gardens.  Here are some lovely gardens where you can celebrate and immerse yourself in the rose’s beauty and fragrance.

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The events are grouped by geographical area, use the filter hierarchy below to select events near you – e.g., click ‘Surrey’ to limit the page to only display events in the county of Surrey or click ‘South East’ if you’re interested in events in a wider area of that region of the country.

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NB: This calendar is often displayed over multiple pages, so it’s possible that you may need to skip to the next page – if you’re looking for events further in the future.

Some of the rose-themed events or rose garden openings listed on this calendar last only for a day; while other rose gardens are open daily; click on ‘Long Running Events‘ to see events that last for seven consecutive days or longer.

Please note: some of the events in this calendar require advance booking and others you can just turn up on the day.

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May 2024

 Wednesday 22 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 22nd May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 27 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Monday 27th May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

June 2024

 Sunday 2 June 2024: Newton Valence Open Gardens


Newton Valence Open Gardens is from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 2nd June 2024 at Newton Valence, near Selborne and Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3RB. A wonderful selection of gardens in the village of Newton Valence will be opening for this special event. Newton Valence is tucked away above the hangars of Selborne in Hampshire, on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The gardens vary in size and style and include a pergola garden, an English courtyard garden, a walled garden, cottage gardens and a garden with a view. A beautiful new garden will also be opening for the first time. The village church will be open and adorned with flowers. Tea and cakes will be available in one of the gardens and there will be stalls in the centre of the village selling home produce, bric-a-brac, and children's toys and clothes. There will be an interesting selection of plants for sale at the Plant Stall in one of the gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Friday 7 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: The Garden Show at Stansted Park


Friday 7th June 2024Saturday 8th June 2024, and Sunday 9th June 2024 – The Garden Show at Stansted Park, at Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX,  opens from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors can learn about gardening from expert advisors, talks, demonstrations, and activities at this special show, where you can find all manner of items for your garden and home; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 8 June 2024 - Sunday 9 June 2024: 21 Chestnut Road Garden Opening & Plant Sale


On Saturday 8th June 2024 and Sunday 9th June 2024 the garden at 21 Chestnut Road will be opening from 11.30am until 5pm for the NGS. There will be a Plant Sale at this opening at 21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, New Forest, SO42 7RF. Please use village car park. Limited parking for less mobile in road. Leave M27 J2, follow Heavy Lorry Route. The mainline station is less than 10 min walk away. This third of an acre garden features a popular fairy garden, fruit trees, vegetables, greenhouse and perennial wildflowers, the area demonstrates how to cope with difficult growing conditions. The front garden is more formal with a reflective pool, rose arches and statues. Visitors can admire perennials, shrubs, bulbs, a rose pergola and summerhouse set over a pond - the perfect place to enjoy homemade teas and cake! The boundaries are hidden and a very sheltered area leads through the hedge to the secret garden. Plants propagated from the garden are usually on sale and can be seen in situ giving an idea of the conditions they prefer.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Frimley Green Village Open Gardens Day


Frimley Green Village Open Gardens Day in Frimley Green, Frimley, near Farnborough, Surrey takes place on Sunday 9th June 2024 from 2pm to 6pm nearest postcode is GU16 6HF. A selection of gardens are opening for Frimley Green's very popular Open Gardens Day, now in its 24th year. The participating gardens change each year so there is always something new.  Visitors can explore a variety of garden sizes and styles - there is something of interest for everyone. All gardens are walking distance of the village green. Some gardens have only limited disabled access due to steps, narrow paths, etc. Refreshments available. No dogs please, except assistance dogs. Plant sales at Elmcroft. Entry is £7.50 per adult, accompanied under 16s enter for free. Ticket/programmes are available from participating gardens or from The Green. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024: Bramshott Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Bramshott Open Gardens & Plant Sale takes place every two years. Bramshott Open Gardens & Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 15th June 2024 and Sunday 16th June 2024 at Bramshott, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7SQ. Wonderful gardens are opening, from small cottage gardens and veggie patches to sweeping vistas, including the C13th Manor House. There will be a Town Cryer - come and visit what is reputed to be the most haunted village in England! There will be a Plant Sale selling plants grown in local gardens, BBQ, Tea Tent, Art gallery, and Classic Cars. All proceeds to local charities and good causes. For more information, please click here. To buy tickets, please click here.

 Thursday 20 June 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Thursday 20th June 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Saturday 22 June 2024: Hayling Island Horticultural Society Community Fair and Summer Show


Hayling Island Horticultural Society Community Fair and Summer Show is on from 1pm until 4.30pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at The Hayling College, Church Road, Hayling Island, Havant, Hampshire, PO11 0NU. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 23rd June 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Stockbridge Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Stockbridge Open Gardens & Plant Sale takes place from 1.30pm until 5.30pm on Saturday 29th June 2024 and Sunday 30th June 2024, when approximately ten gardens will be opening in Stockbridge, West of Winchester, Hampshire, SO20 6EU. Don't miss the plant stall on the church lawn, in centre of village. Stockbridge Gardens Open Weekend will feature gardens situated in the western end of the village. The River Test runs through this part of the village and there is a chance to walk along the river bank at 'The Greyhound on the Test' and also explore some of Stockbridge's other hidden waterways as you make your way around the great variety of gardens. With several old favourites and new gardens to visit, this is a great afternoon out in this thriving village in the heart of this lovely valley. Afternoon teas available on the church lawn in the village centre, where Amesbury town band will be playing on both days. Entry is £10.00, accompanied under 16s entry is free. How to get event passports? Tickets on the day from St. Peter's Church (from 1.00pm), from participating gardens, or from the parking area at the western end of the High Street.  For more information, please click here.

July 2024

 Thursday 4 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Thursday 4th July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs. Local gardens: Little Court, Bay Tree House, and Paige Cottage will also be opening their gardens at the same time.

 Sunday 7 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 7th July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs. Local gardens: Little Court, Bay Tree House, and Paige Cottage will also be opening their gardens at the same time.

 Sunday 14 July 2024: Shalden Park Open Garden


On Sunday 14th July 2024, Shalden Park will be opening from 2pm until 5pm to raise funds for Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Charity. The address is: Shalden Park, Shalden, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4DS. Tickets are £5 booked in advance, either from reception or via the website. Tickets are £6 on the gate and £1 for children. For more information and to book tickets, please click here.  

 Thursday 18 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Thursday 18th July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale


Tanglefoot Garden Opening & Plant Sale is from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 21st July 2024 for the NGS at Tanglefoot, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB. Directions: 5m NW of Winchester. Between B3049 (Winchester - Stockbridge) & A272 (Winchester - Andover). Lane beside Crawley Court (Arqiva). For SatNav use SO21 2QA. Parking in adjacent mown field. Tanglefoot's half acre garden features a Monet-inspired rose arch, a small wildlife pond, a Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, herbaceous plants, a herb wheel, a large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants. In contrast to the garden, a two acre field with views over the Hampshire countryside has been converted into walk-through spring and summer wildflower meadows with mostly native trees and shrubs.

August 2024

 Monday 26 August 2024: Bere Mill Garden Opening


Bere Mill Garden will be opening from 12pm until 5pm on Monday 26th August 2024 at Bere Mill Farm, London Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7NH.  There will be a plant sale at this event.  On the Upper Test with water meadows and wooded valleys, this garden features herbaceous borders, bog and Mediterranean plants, as well as a replanted orchard and two small arboretums, roses, and semi-tropical planting. For more information, please click here.

Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.  For more information including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.  For more information including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Mottisfont


Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP.  NB: for Mottisfont car park please use SO51 0LNMottisfont Garden is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The stunning walled gardens at Mottisfont are home to the National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Unlike modern species, old-fashioned roses tend to flower just once a year.  There are over 2000 roses and over 450 types of roses at Mottisfont; the blooming season is an extraordinary sight!  Graham Stuart Thomas designed Mottisfont to be a garden that would combine roses with a mix of perennials to create a stunning display.  For more information including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  There are over 100 varieties of rose.  The border of Hinton Ampner's Rose Garden has been planted with the most fragrant roses closest to the path to allow visitors to take in the perfume of each rose.  At Hinton Ampner, roses begin flowering in May and reach their peak between June and August.  Hinton Ampner is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more details, including information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 

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One thought on “Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

  1. Diane M

    April 29, 2022 at 7:03am

    The Rose Gardens in Regents Park, London are fab – beautiful circular arrangement of climbers/ramblers on rope bowers & tall obelisks, plus large areas planted with shrub roses – picnic where you like among the rose scents.
    NB This article says it lists rose gardens AND events – but I can see only long lists calendar events. This makes it hard just to scan an area just to find rose gardens to visit at any time – irrespective of whether there’s an actual ‘event’ or not.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 10, 2022 at 9:25pm

      Hello Diane

      Thank you for your message and great suggestions. I apologise for my slow reply, it has taken me a while to fix the events page as per your suggestion, but hopefully it will be much easier for you to navigate now.

      Thank you also for reminding me about the Rose Gardens at Regents Park – I added Regents Park as soon as I saw your comment.

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      Kind regards and best wishes
      Beth

      • Diane

        May 11, 2022 at 6:43am

        Thanks Beth! Just tried it out – much easier with long-running events section. Also enjoyed reading your ‘official’ account of the Regents Park Gardens too!

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