10th March 2024 - 10th March 2024
14:00 - 16:00
The Gregg School, Townhill Park House and Gardens, SO18 3RR
Townhill Park House Gardens Open Day
Free entry - donations welcome*.
Refreshments on sale* (Tea, coffee, juice, cake)
Free parking facilities - Vehicle access via Atlantic Park View off Townhill Way (Not Cutbush Lane)
*All donations and proceeds go towards the Friends of Townhill Park House Gardens for the upkeep of the gardens.
This is a chance to take some time out and enjoy the beautiful gardens within the grounds of the former home of Lord and Lady Swaythling.
Since 1994 The Gregg School has sought to conserve and enhance the Grade II listed house and gardens so that it is a wonderful environment for the development of young people and the local community.
The gardens were designed in 1912 by the renowned English landscape gardener, Gertrude Jekyll. They display many of her classic design features, including a pergola, herb garden, herbaceous borders and a Sunk Garden surrounded by dry-stone walling. The gardens have in recent years have been restored by the Friends of Townhill Park House Gardens and volunteers are always sought to help with the upkeep of the of the listed Gertrude Jekyll gardens.
If you would like to volunteer in the Gardens there are some 'Posse Days' where volunteers are welcome to come along and help out in the garden.
If you would like to become a member of The Friends, the annual subscription is £5.00 for single or £8.00 for family. Members get additional viewing access to the gardens twice a year on 'Members only afternoon'. Members also receive regular newsletters and invitations to restricted entry events. The subscription and proceeds from open days are used to buy items such as plants.
Find out more about the open garden day, the history of the house and gardens and how you can become a volunteer in the gardens or a Friend, go to the Townhill Park House and Gardens webpage
Gardens Open Days 2024
Sunday 10th March 2-4pm
Monday 6th May 2-5pm
Sunday 7th July 2-5pm
Heritage Day Sunday 8th September 2-5pm