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Garden, next open Mon 8 Feb - Wed 21 Dec 2016

Whitlenge Gardens and Nursery

Whitlenge Gardens and Nursery

Contact

Enquiries

01299 250720

Address

Whitlenge Lane,
Hartlebury,
Kidderminster,
Worcestershire,
DY10 4HD

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 5 - Mon 19 Dec Enchanted Trail
Wed 4 Jan Tearoom Re-opens at Whitlenge Gardens
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Feb Snowdrop Walk
Sat 18 - Sun 26 Feb Half Term at Whitlenge Gardens
Sat 8 - Sun 23 Apr Easter at Whitlenge Gardens
Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun Half Term at Whitlenge Gardens

Details

Whitlenge Gardens as featured on ITV - Alan Titchmarsh's 'Love Your Garden' show!

Visit our Gardens within gardens - take your time and be inspired

Wander through three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens situated in the picturesque Worcestershire countryside. The gardens surround a 17th century cottage which was once part of the Bishop of Worcester's estate.

If you would like advice on your "plot" or just need help and inspiration then come and walk through our "Gardens within Gardens" and enjoy the peace and quiet of our little bit of English Heaven.

The gardens are planted with over 800 varieties of mature trees, shrubs, perennials, alpines, heather's etc, chosen to give all year round colour and interest, with a large percentage being botanically labelled with Kew style professionally engraved labels.

Walk through the twisted pillar pergola, which is planted with fan trained apples and pears and is a picture all year round.

We have a large bog garden with the gigantic leaves of Gunnera (some six feet across) from mid summer through to autumn.

The water features comprise 3 pools and a small stream, all built by our own students. There are also millstone, rock and cobble bubblers, and several wall and floor mounted water features plus many more inspiring ideas to fit gardens of all shape and sizes.

At the front of the house we have a scree garden that incorporates the cobble bubbler feature and also our Green man fountain, the inspiration for which is the English god of the wild wood, and was created by the artist Rodney Munday.

The house and gardens have served many purposes over the last three centuries. In early years it was a coach house for the estate and later the home of the housekeeper and butler of Whitlenge House, which the cottage stood in the grounds of. It has also been the village dairy and in late Victorian years housed three separate families. The house also has a resident from centuries past who we call "Albert" although we now think it may be "Albertine", but that's a story you will have to ask us when you visit!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Food purchased at the tea room can be enjoyed at our picnic site. Dogs are welcome at the nursery but NOT in the display gardens/ children's play area.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 8 Feb - Wed 21 Dec 2016 Mon - Sat 09:00 17:00 | Sun 10:00 17:00
Mon - Sat 9am to 5pm
Sun 10am - 5pm

Prices

Admission to the garden is £3.00 and accompanied children under 5 are free (children over 5 cost £1).

Location

Directions

See location of Whitlenge Gardens and Nursery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 857715  Lat: 52.34162 Long: -2.21060

By Road:
Turn into Whitlenge Lane off A442 Kidderminster to Droitwich Road by the icon trading estate 200 yards on the left hand side.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Food purchased at the tea room can be enjoyed at our picnic site. Dogs are welcome at the nursery but NOT in the display gardens/ children's play area.