Find A Griffin Glasshouse In An NGS Open Garden This Year

Over the years we’ve worked on some exciting projects to get our glasshouses into public gardens and we spent time last year sharing public spaces that have a Griffin Glasshouse to help inspire your next garden visit. In this article we share some ‘sometimes public’ gardens that you will get the chance to see as part of the National Garden Scheme schedule.

All the gardens featured here are open for at least one day during the year as part of the National Garden Scheme. So, whilst they are possible to visit, the gardens featured here are mainly private gardens for most of the year, which means that if you want to see them, you will need to plan your diary well!

Here are NGS gardens that contain a Griffin Glasshouse, along with their opening dates in 2024, ahead of the season to help you plan.


Bramdean House in Hampshire

Local to us, Bramdean House is a beautiful 18th century brick house, set amongst 5 acres of gardens including a beautiful walled garden. The Griffin Glasshouse at Bramdean is located within this walled garden, which is filled with a traditionally laid out fruit and vegetable garden and a special collection of sweet peas. It is Bramdean House that is pictured at the head of this article.

Bramdean House will be open to the public on 16 June and 8 September 2024 and will offer homemade teas for visitors. Well worth a visit!



Appleyards, Dorset

You can visit this garden on 6 June, a newly restored garden on a south facing slope that overlooks pastures and the New Forest beyond the boundaries of the garden:



Holehird Gardens, Lake District

Overlooking the beautiful Lake Windermere, Holehird Gardens is a 10 Acre fellside garden, managed by the Lakeland Horticultural Society and that features this beautiful Griffin Glasshouse pictured here.

Used for raising seedlings for use in the garden, this is a fitting feature for this walled garden in this 10 acre garden, that also features 6 National Collections for Plant Heritage.

Holehird Gardens is open year-round, but also opens for the NGS on 24 March and 4 July 2024



Bere Mill, Hampshire

Bere Mill in Whitchurch in Hampshire is an early 18th century mill on idyllic isolated stretch of the River Test, a historically important location. There is extensive bulb planting; herbaceous and Mediterranean borders with magnolia, irises, and tree peonies; summer and autumn borders; a traditional orchard and two small arboretums to explore.

Open to the public on a number of dates in 2024, you can go and visit on 10 March, 6 May, 27 May and 26 August:



Shoemaker’s Cottage, Shipston-on-Stour

This garden opens as part of a group of gardens opening on the same day, which is a garden visitors dream!

Visit this year on 9 June:



Stockton Bury Gardens, Herefordshire

This beautiful 4 acre garden is open to the public ordinarily through the year, but also opens this year in aid of the National Gardens Scheme on 3 April:



Allington Grange, Wiltshire

An informal country garden that surrounds a 17th century farmhouse greets visitors to this garden. A pergola is underplanted with shade loving plants and newly developed fountain garden and there is a walled potager, which makes a visit to this garden a delightful day out.

You can visit Allington Grange on 5 May 2024:



Coton Manor, Northamptonshire

Set in a peaceful 10 acres within the surrounding countryside, the garden is at its most magnificent in September and is an inspiration as to what can be achieved in late summer.

Coton Manor opens for the NGS on 15 September:


The garden is otherwise open to the public from Good Friday onwards for the 2024 season. Find out more about visiting this garden on non-NGS Open Days on the website:



Serendi, Letchworth Garden City

Letchworth Garden City is notable, as being the world’s first garden city. It also contains the rarest type of squirrel in the UK; the Black Squirrel. They are also home to Muntjac Deer, who roam the town and are spotted quite regularly.

Serendi is nestled into this place, and opens for the NGS by appointment only. The year in this garden begins with snowdrops and evolves with the flowering season. Later in the year there is an abundance of roses climbing five pillars, perennials, grasses and dahlias. A Griffin Glasshouse also features with Tibochina, Aeoniums, Pelargoniums and more.

The garden is open by arrangement from 7 April to October for groups of between 10 to 25 people:



Wyck Rissington Gardens, Cheltenham

A little off the beaten track, you will find this group of gardens in a perfect Cotswold setting. College Farm in this open gardens group has a Griffin Glasshouse, and makes for a perfect tour of the village in aid of this deserving charity.

Visit this year on 8 September:



Horatio’s Garden Midlands, Oswestry

Designed by Bunny Guinness and featuring a Griffin Glasshouse as a therapeutic space in this garden, you can also take the opportunity to visit the garden as part of the NGS Open Days on 1 June 2024:



Horatio’s Garden Cardiff, Llandough

Inspired by the Welsh landscape, Sarah Price brought this Horatio’s Garden to life using borrowed landscapes beyond the boundaries of the garden itself that looks out to the countryside and the sea.

The garden opens for the National Gardens Scheme on 18 May this year:



Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

Find homemade teas in the garden room that help fundraise for the NGS and Horatio’s Garden and allows visitors the chance to see this therapeutic space. The garden opens for the National Gardens Scheme on 28 September this year:



Horatio’s Garden Northern Ireland, Belfast

The Belfast garden opens for the National Gardens Scheme on 13 October, inviting visitors to see the restorative and accessible space that Andy Sturgeon has created in the Spinal Cord Injuries Unit at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast:




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