A long sweeping drive leads to what was once a Victorian hunting lodge and a private family home…
Upton Grey lays claim to being the world's most accurate and fully restored Gertrude Jeykll garden. It has a wild garden with pond; dry stone walls surrounding the rose and peony garden; a bowling lawn and grass tennis court; an orchard, a nuttery and a kitchen garden. There are also herbaceous borders and yew hedging. On display are copies of Jekyll's 1908 plans with photographs of the garden's history. A free garden guide with map and plant list is given to each visitor.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Opening Times: Open May-July, weekdays only 9-4. Closed weekends and BHs
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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