Thursday 4 August 2022

Our Camberwell garden open for charity: Sunday 4th September 2022 11-4:30

Our garden opening is coming up!


The NGS says

‘An exotic garden full of the exuberance of late summer inspired by travel in Southeast Asia.

A lush and naturalistic jungle of big leafed plants, bold colours and shapes including cannas, bananas, bamboos, dahlias, mature tetrapanax and towering paulownias.

Huge ‘hidden’ garden, created from being able to buy derelict land which had been the bottom half of two of the neighbour’s gardens in 2010 gives the garden an unexpected size. Three ponds (one for wildlife and two with fish), a productive area and contemporary sunken terrace full of pampered prized plants.

We deliver on the 'wow' factor with visitors being surprised by the scale of the garden and getting lost in the exotica. The garden changes and improves every year as the plants grow bigger and the feel gets 'junglier'.

Since first opening for the NGS in 2011 the garden has changed radically. At that time the top garden was still new and being cleared. Planting was mostly annuals and pumpkins! It took a year to clear the rubble, brambles and hops. We filled 5 skips with rubble and broke 20 spades and forks digging the land. Many visitors have kept coming back to see the transformation!

The lower lawn, lots of seating and hidden corners give space to sit and enjoy. Renowned for good teas and home-made cakes. Last admission at 4:30’

The garden is on a slight slope and so does include some steps. Some paths are uneven and made of wood chip, others gravel. Sadly we are not wheelchair accessible.

Press Coverage: Featured on BBC Gardeners' World, BBC Instant Gardener and in Garden News, The Independent and Simple Things magazine.

Full details here:

 No need to pre-book.

The nearest train stations are Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill, check routes before you travel as they always seem to do works that weekend! If you are driving there is lots of street parking on our road.  The full postcode is SE5 8LH, we are at the Chadwick Road end of Grove Park. Check your satnav/phone is directing you to Grove Park as sometimes it can take you to the back of the house.