Garden Picture Blog
Garden open dates
Awards and Publications
Directions to our garden
Plans of the Garden
Guide to plants in our garden
BBC TV film our garden
Fancy opening your garden
Garden Pictures 2008
The Garden At Night
Art in the Garden
Lilium flowering 2011
Meet the aviary birds
Clematis flowering times
Clematis flowering 2011
Clematis picture mosaic
Nature in the Garden
Down at the Allotment
2000 - 2016
"A little garden in which to walk, and immensity in
which to dream"
357 Ringwood Road Ferndown - Dorset BH22 9AE - England
Telephone 01202 896071
Hello and Welcome to our Garden.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
is in a Cottage style with many favourite old and new plants. Phlox, lilies,
roses and monarda, are planted to encourage butterflies and bees, as well as
giving a riot of colour and scent into late summer. 100+ different Clematis are woven into
and around it all.
through a Moorish keyhole doorway into Malcolm's Exotic garden. large bananas,
brugmansias, cannas, oleander, agave, ipomoea and dahlia, come together in a
Spanish influenced design. Malcolm's
website contains over 1050 photos of the plants we grow and love.
We now have a page devoted to our allotment
You can browse our Plant Guide, which shows names and a photo of nearly every
plant in our garden. Lyn
and Malcolms Plant
We also have slide shows of
some of the plants we grow in the garden, grouped into 47
different genus Slideshow
Also take a look at the slide shows of both of our gardens
of the gardens
Visit this months Garden
picture Blog lots of pictures and a few words, to find out what
is happening in the garden now.
Here is a link to an article in Dorset Life magazine, written by a visitor to
our garden on one of our open days, when you get to the linked page, search on
the page for Lyn and Malcolm Dorset
Garden Tour, with the Hardy Plant Society
Dorset Group. In 2011 we visited 5 gardens in 2 days. (112 pictures)
trip with the Dorset Hardy Plant Society to The Manor House Upton Grey
Pictures of our visit
Featured on BBC Television Gardeners World
April 2009. And German ARD TV 2011.
Lyn and Malcolm
September 3rd 2008 BBC Gardeners World came to film
click here to see
In 2005 the garden was one
of six finalists in the Daily Mail National Garden Competition.
From nearly 1900 gardens entered.
"An astonishing garden with two quite different beautifully worked themes.
The front garden displays a rich and varied composition of hardy perennials,
with clematis particularly successful, while at the rear of the house, a
stunning and eclectic design, which draws its inspiration from Spain, is both a
horticultural and visual delight."
Professor David Stevens FSGD, Fl
Hort - Garden designer and author.
One of the Daily Telegraphs 50
Great small gardens to visit.
Listed in the Daily Telegraph 2009
"The garden is contained in a
pocket handkerchief. But a silk
handkerchief, hemmed, festooned, embroidered, scented. ...........If you seek a
small corner of paradise in Dorset, it is useless to go further"
Translated from a letter sent to us
from one of the members of a French garden group that visited our garden in 2005
"The best small garden you will ever visit."
Roy Prior, A past Chairmam of
the Wessex Group of the
British Clematis Society
"I have been all over the world, and have seen many
gardens, but yours is the best."
A visitor to the garden on one of our open days
Please note that after 16 years of
opening for the National Garden Scheme
we have decided to have a bit of a rest.
We are not sure at the moment what we
would like to do regarding opening again.
Private visits? Groups? Local Charities?
The gardens here will still be as they have been. Lyn has already been moving
old, and putting in
some new plants.
So keep an eye out here to see what we decide.
Any visits already booked to come to the garden in 2017 will of course be kept.
Our email address
Money raised from our openings, for the charities
supported by the National Garden Scheme
A thank you must go to all the people that have visited our garden, and helped
us to raise this money.
Our house sign
( The little house of flowers)
What do we do when we are not gardening ?
All pictures on this site
Last updated 12 Nov 2016
Website and photos by Malcolm Ovens
Copyright © Malcolm Ovens