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A Lovely Visiting Garden

Mary Hayter's garden at 21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire is one of the almost 4,000 private gardens included in the The National Gardens Scheme's Yellow Book (an annual listing of the 3800+ beautiful gardens open to the public for specific beneficiary charities each year). How wonderful that so many beautiful gardens have raised money for nursing and caring charities!

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  1. Cenepk10 09/11/2015

    Whoa ! Thats what I like !

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    meander_michaele 09/11/2015

    There are certainly lots of beautiful elements in this garden. Obviously, gorgeous plants but I also like the paver edging, the verticality of the arbors and the charming garden "shed" tucked in the background.

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    meander_michaele 09/11/2015

    By the way, there are additional wonderful pictures if you click on the address link...which include an incredible looking reddish color bearded iris. Wow, I didn't know that plant came in such a vibrant color.

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      Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 09/11/2015

      Thanks for pointing that out! I would have missed it. Great additional photos and plant portraits.

  4. greengenes 09/11/2015

    Oh how fun! And yes Micheale I did go on the address and looked further! Thanks for the heads up on that! Oh and isn't that iris beautiful! What a great idea for raising money. Over here we have a garden tour in Portland Oregon which opens for raising money for their grade school. And so now seeing this! What a wonderful way to raise money for a charity! I love the wooden arbor. It is simple and elegant, stately and for sure!!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 09/11/2015

    Just beautiful. The hardscaping and lawn elements organize the space so beautifully and really show off your great collection of plants. So wonderful of you to open up your garden to help a worthy cause! One more reason I should visit England!

  6. maradelrosariopena 09/11/2015

    Las plantas y las flores nos dan VIDA, por ello, aplaudo la idea de tener jardines para dar VIDA.

  7. GrannyMay 09/11/2015

    Gorgeous garden! I love the structures and how all the different areas blend so beautifully. It definitely deserves to be on the list of beautiful gardens to visit.

  8. GrannyCC 09/11/2015

    Your garden is beautiful thank you for sharing it with us and for your charity work.

  9. sheila_schultz 09/11/2015

    What a wonderful garden that is certainly worthy of a garden tour!

  10. user-7007327 09/11/2015

    Beautiful colors and feng shui.

  11. eddireid 09/12/2015

    Beautiful Mary. I knew your garden lived in England before reading the text! This is growing up stamping grounds for me and I thank you.
    I am vicariously proud of the thousands of gardeners who slave away to open their gardens for the NG scheme, bringing joy and enthusiasm to all the visitors as well as making such a huge contribution to charity.

    For those of you who have not visited - British gardens are generally not huge and so we tend to treat them as private oases and shut ourselves in from the neighbors for privacy and peace, hence the hedges and walls!
    The deep amber Iris is available in the USA - I bought one in a mixed collection several years ago. Sadly it did not survive our winter in zone 5 and only lasted about five struggling years. I think the supplier was Breck's.

  12. user-1020932 09/13/2015

    how did i miss this? these lush and tightly filled gardens are my favorites and this one is especially welcoming.

  13. perenniallycrazy 09/15/2015

    Lush and lovely and all for a good cause too! Five stars.

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