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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.

Lyn's garden 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. Lyn's Garden
Walk 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.
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Our website contains over 1050 photos of the plants we grow and love.
 We now have a page devoted to our allotment activities.  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 Guide
We also have slide shows of some of the plants we grow in the garden, grouped into 47 different genus  Slideshow of plants
Also take a look at the slide shows of both of our gardens  Slideshows 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 Life magazine
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Cotswold Garden Tour, with the Hardy Plant Society Dorset Group. In 2011 we visited 5 gardens in 2 days. (112 pictures)

Coach 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
The Exotic garden seen through the Moorish doorPart of the Cottage style front garden

   
 
Plox and Veronica in the cottage garden
September 3rd 2008  BBC Gardeners World came to film our garden
 click here to see some pictures.

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In 2005 the garden was one of six finalists in the Daily Mail National Garden Competition.
From nearly 1900  gardens entered.
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"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.
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One of the Daily Telegraphs 50 Great small gardens to visit.
Listed in the Daily Telegraph 2009
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"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
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"The best small garden you will ever visit."
Roy Prior, A past Chairmam of the Wessex Group of the British Clematis Society
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"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
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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.


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Our email address 
 
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Allium and poppy in the cottage garden
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.
2001---------£472.00
2002---------£825.32
2003 --------£701.00
2004---------£753.00
2005--------£1232.86
2006..........£1409.15
2007..........£1500.56
2008..........£1429.00
2009..........£2215.20
2010..........£2637.50
2011..........£2885.33
2012..........£1687.00
2013..........£1920.00
2014..........£1946.50
2015..........£1800.00
             2016......... £1337.00             

Our house sign
A tiled mosaic at the entrance to the garden
( The little house of flowers)
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A panorama of pictures from the Exotic garden

What do we do when we are not gardening ?

Interested ? then click on the links below to find out

You can view our "Digiscoped" Wild Bird pictures
 

All pictures on this site by Malcolm.

Last updated 12 Nov 2016

Website and photos by Malcolm Ovens
Copyright © Malcolm Ovens