Evenley Wood Garden
Set amongst Northamptonshire’s beautiful countryside, this 60 acre woodland garden was purchased in 1980 by Timothy Whiteley. Since then The Whiteley family has worked alongside talented gardeners to nurture the land into what it is today – a place which welcomes all to enjoy, explore and appreciate nature.
The season begins in February when carpets of named snowdrops appear throughout the woodland, followed by a variety of wonderful spring bulbs. The garden's unusual band of acid soil also allows the cultivation of plants that would not normally thrive in this location, including rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, which bring colour and enjoyment every year. Summertime features a collection of over 150 lilies and 300 roses, and visitors can delight in a variety of plants which were developed and propagated on site, such as Lilium 'Evenley Jane' (named after Mrs. Whiteley) and L. 'Garden Society'.
As the season slows down, a wonderful display of autumn colours can be seen in the leaf, bark, seeds and berries of the garden's trees, ranging from beautiful rustic oranges and fiery reds, to greens, golds and browns. For the first year ever, Evenley Wood Garden will be opening for 4 weeks over the Christmas period to celebrate the wood in all it’s winter glory.
Opening Times: Open 10am till 4pm daily from 2nd February till 1st November and weekends throughout the month of December.
Admission: Adults £5.00 | Children under 16 £1 | Season Ticket £30 for 1 year of entry
Facilities: Cafe open every weekend and during special events.
Toilets: Full on-site toilet facilities Car/Coach Parking: Yes
Disabled Access: Limited due to grass paths. Disabled toilet is available
Group Tours: By appointment only. Charge: £10 per person, with a minimum of 10 people per tour.
Special Events: Snowdrops: 2nd February until 1st March. Rare Plant Fair: 7th April. Easter Activities: 13th April until 23rd April.
NGS: To be confirmed. Autumn Colour: Every weekend in October. Halloween: 26th October until 1st November
Christmas at Evenley Wood Garden: 7th/8th, 14th/15th & 21st/22nd December.
More events to be announced - please check website
Telephone: 07788 207428
Location: Evenley, near Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH. Signposted within Evenley Village