Teas will be available at the three Tea & Coffee Shops in Alresford - Tiffens (West Street), Courtyard Tea Room (Broad Street Arcade) and Caracoli (Broad Street) will be open for refreshments also.
Dean House, Kilmeston, Hampshire
The 9 acres have been described as 'a well-kept secret hidden beside the elegant facade of its Georgian centrepiece' with mixed and herbaceous borders, symmetrical rose garden, pond garden, working walled garden and glasshouses, sweeping lawns, York stone and gravel pathways and many young and mature trees and hedges
Open: Wednesday 3, Sunday 14 July (10-4)
Berry Cottage, Farringdon, nr Alton, Hampshire
Small organic cottage garden with all-yr interest. Spring bulbs, roses, clematis and herbaceous borders. Pond and bog garden. Shrubbery and small kitchen garden
Open: Wednesday 17 July (2.30-6)
Bramdean House, Bramdean, Hampshire
Traditional 6-acre garden on chalk, famous for mirror-image herbaceous borders. Carpets of bulbs, especially snowdrops, in the spring. Very many unusual plants incl collection of old-fashioned sweet peas. 1-acre kitchen garden featuring prizewinning vegetables, fruit and flowers
Open: Sunday 21 July (2-5) Bramdean House Garden Picture Gallery
Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire
12 acres; C20 shrub garden designed by Ralph Dutton. Strong architectural elements using yew and box topiary; spectacular views. Bold effects using simple plants, restrained and dramatic bedding. Orchard with spring wild flowers and bulbs within formal box hedges; magnolia and philadelphus walks. Dell garden made from chalk pit. Shrub rose border dating from 1950s. Walled garden now restored
Open: Saturday 13 July (11-5)
Crawley Gardens, nr Winchester, Hampshire
Exceptionally pretty village with thatched houses, C14 church and village pond. A different combination of gardens opens each month from April to July providing seasonal interest from gardens with varied character and style; most gardens benefit from fine country views. Enjoy the spring gardens at Paige Cottage and Gable Cottage, and the 3-acre traditional English country garden at Little Court with carpets of spring bulbs. In late spring and summer, other gardens join in, with traditional and contemporary approaches to landscape and planting, from the rill, pleached limes and prairie style borders at Bay Tree House, the colour-themed borders, herb wheel, and productive kitchen garden at Tanglefoot, with its traditional Victorian boundary wall, to the exuberant scramble of clematis, roses, jasmine and bee-loving plants at Barn Cottage. See the waterfalls at Gable Cottage and the grass labyrinth and tree house at Little Court which appeals to all ages!
Open: Thursday 11, Sunday 14 July (2 - 6.00). Note: not all gardens are open on all days; please see NGS website for details
Appletree House, Soberton, Droxford, Hampshire
Very popular, small romantic woodland garden with many varieties of clematis climbing through richly planted beds as well as over obelisks and arches. Meandering paths lead to views of the meadow beyond, and sitting areas afford vistas across the garden. The design belies the actual size: 40ft x 100ft
Open: Wed 17 July (12-4). Visitors also welcome by appointment.
Dipley Mill Dipley Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8JP
A romantic adventure awaits as you wander by the meandering streams surrounding this Domesday Book listed mill! Explore many magical areas, such as the Rust garden, the pill-box grotto or the ornamental courtyard. Or just escape into wild meadows. 'One of the most beautiful gardens in Hampshire' according to Alan Titchmarsh in his TV programme 'Love Your Garden'
Open: Sunday 21 July (1-5) Visitors also welcome by appt Apr to Sept
Tanglefoot (part of Crawley Gardens group), Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QB
Designed and developed by owners since 1976, Tanglefoot’s ½-acre garden is a blend of influences, from Monet-inspired rose arch and small wildlife pond to Victorian boundary wall with trained fruit trees. Highlights include a raised lily pond, wild-flower meadow, herbaceous bed (a riot of colour later in the summer), herb wheel, large productive kitchen garden and unusual flowering plants
Open: Thur 25, Sun 28 July (2-5.30)
30 Compton Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4HS
New Garden for 2013
Contemporary garden owned by local garden designer on the outskirts of Winchester. Sunny hilltop ¼-acre plot. Themed borders of colourful mixed planting on chalky soil, including dahlias and agapanthus. Kitchen and herb gardens, and pond
Open: Sat 27, Sun 28, Wed 31 July (2-5)