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NGS August gardens: Barum and Jasmine Cottage


Barum (pictured above left - Jasmine Cottage are the two pictures on the right)


Description: ‘Barum’ is an informal 1/3acre plantsman’s garden, gently sloping to the south- east, with an unusually mild, coastal micro-climate which has been exploited to include many unusual and tender plants from around the world. Since we found a largely neglected garden in 1991, it has been reclaimed by hacking back large areas and planting an eclectic collection. There is a patio with raised fountain bed, a pergola of climbers including a Dregea sinensis that exudes a powerful aroma throughout July and August. The top section of the garden contains 3 areas growing flowering shrubs, with one successfully growing acid preferring plants despite our being on the limestone bedrock. Beyond a trellis is another 8 beds, one with a collection of succulents, another with two Iochroma australis (white and blue flowered), also a Grevillea rosmarinifolia and many other plants from the southern hemisphere. There is a vegetable patch (where the Under Gardener provides kitchen produce in accordance with the Head Gardener’s demands). During the past year several areas have been redeveloped - an unchanged garden is a boring garden, it is much more fun to see changes. Barum is never “finished”.


Facilities: Plants for sale. NGS opening details: Thursdays: August 1st, 8th and 15th, from 1:30pm to


4:30pm. Admission: £3.00, child free


Contact Information: Marian & Roger Peacock Telephone: 01275 341584, Email: barum@ blueyonder.co.uk Website: www.barum.pwp. blueyonder.co.uk


Address and Postcode: ‘Barum’, 50 Edward Road, Clevedon, BS21 7DT


Directions: follow signs to pier, continue N, past Walton Park Hotel, turn R at St Mary’s Church. Up Channel Rd, over Xrds, turn L into Edward Rd at top 12m W of Bristol.


Jasmine Cottage


Description: This is a cottage-type garden with a difference. It has been created by Michael and Margaret Redgrave over the past 30 years on a third of an acre plot which runs parallel to the Bristol Channel, a few hundred yards from Ladye Bay at Clevedon. A good depth of top soil with a pH of neutral enables us to grow a wide range of plants from cottage garden lupins, phlox, dianthus, geraniums, roses, campanulas, scabious, salvias, lavenders and foxgloves to the unusual climbers, some hardy like Schisandra spananthera, from China, with coral-red, sphere shape flowers in April/May and the deciduous climbing Dicentra macrocapnos with its golden yellow flowers, or tender perennials Rhodochiton atrosanguineus


with small magenta persistent parasols and purple/ black corollas and Lophospermum ‘Red Dragon’, bright cerise pink foxglove-type flowers that grow in profusion on long trailing stems. Paths lead from one closely planted bed to another and through a garden divided with black squared trellis supporting fragrant varieties of roses with colourful clematis. A fairly large space is given over to a gravel garden with a dozen varieties of ornamental grasses and low growing mounds of Geranium sanguineum cultivars and Hemerocallis making a colourful display for many months.


Facilities: Plants for sale. NGS opening details: Thursdays: August 1st, 8th and 15th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Also open by appointment until 29th August.


Admission: £3.00, child free Contact Information: Margaret & Michael Redgrave, Telephone: 01275 871850 Email: margaret@bologrew.net , Website: http://jasminecottage.bologrew.net/ Address and Postcode: 26 Channel Road, Clevedon, BS21 7BY Directions: From Clevedon seafront travel N (0.8m), via Wellington Terrace, follow winding rd to St Mary’s Church, R into Channel Rd, approx 100yds on L. Bus: Bristol - Clevedon route 361, alight Cambridge Rd, 5 mins from garden.


Other Gardens Open for the NGS: To see more gardens open for the NGS, see The Yellow Book, or Local County Leaflet, available from local Garden Centres, or go to: http://www.ngs.org.uk


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COFFEE SHOP at Banwell Garden Centre


Light, bright, contemporary decor combined with stunning views


: Speciality Coffee : All Day Breakfast* : Traditional Lunches : Light Snacks : Daily Specials : Afternoon Tea


: Sunday and Wednesday Roast Lunch (bookings advised)


*Breakfast served until 11.15am on Sundays Hot food served until 2.30pm


Open Daily 9-4pm | Sunday 10-4pm For Bookings call 01934 824137


Banwell Garden Centre Open daily 9-6pm,


Sundays 10-4.30pm On the A371 between Banwell and Winscombe


Tel: 01934 822246 14 Congresbury


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M5 Banwell


On the A371 between Banwell and Winscombe


Banwell Garden Centre Castle Hill, Banwell, Somerset BS29 6NX


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