Whitlenge Gardens, Nursery & Restaurant – Whitlenge Gardens
Whitlenge Lane,, Hartlebury, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4HD
For the perfect day out for all the family, visit our inspirational themed gardens. See our water features, Beutiful Gardens, mysterious cave; labyrinths Play Area enjoy lunch in the Restaurant and browse our large Home ware and Gift shop.
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 600 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,and large bog garden with the gigantic leaves of Gunnera (some six feet across) from mid summer through to autumn.
Listen to the many different sounds of the water features, all built by our own students. A small stream ,millstones, 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.
A 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!
Admission to the garden is £3.50 accompanied children 3 years and over cost £1.50. under 3 free.