Guided Tour of Titchmarsh House Gardens
Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 11:00am
This event has now passed.
Entries £10.00 members and guests, to include refreshments on arrival and a guided tour of the gardens. Proceeds go to charity.
Titchmarsh House Gardens have grown over the years from a garden of about 1 acre in 1972 to its present size of about 4.5 acres. There are special collections of spring bulbs, magnolias, cherries, crab apples, irises, peonies and roses with many unusual trees and shrubs including rare buddleias, philadelphus, deutzias and abelias. Flowering starts in February and continues to the end of June. The grounds include a walled ornamental vegetable garden and an ancient yew hedge. The kitchen garden has box hedge-bordered paths incorporating collections of peonies and over fifty varieties of irises which flower from mid-April, through May and into early June. The owners have planted the majority of the trees and seen several of them reach maturity, while still retaining sight-lines to the village church and that in Aldwincle.
Finding the garden: The full address is Titchmarsh House, Chapel Street, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire NN14 3DA. If arriving via the A14: exit at junction 14 (right turn across the dual carriageway); after 1.2 miles, turn left onto High Street; at the Wheatsheaf pub, turn right onto North Street; after 120 yds, turn left onto Chapel Street. To avoid the right turn at J14: continue west on the A14 to J13 roundabout, taking 4th exit signed A605; pass two roundabouts remaining on the A605; turn right onto Church Street and finally left onto Chapel Street.
Bookings: preferably by BACS transfer of £10 to Cambridgeshire County Garden Trust (sort code 20-29-68, account number 30347639) using your name as reference. Cheques, payable to Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust, may be sent to Jane Sills, The Willows, Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot PE26 2XN.