Last updated on 15 February 10

Heale Garden

  4.1/5 (9 ratings)

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A seventeenth century house on the banks of the Avon, with a twentieth century Arts and Crafts garden. The garden was designed by Harold Peto in 1910. Heale Garden has terraces, ponds, old roses and a landing stage by the River Avon. The owner, Louis Greville was a diplomat and brought a tea house and bridge from Japan. It is a garden for a Small Country House, and illustrated in Jekyll's book of that name. There were 8 gardeners in 1910 and one by 1985.
Address - Woodford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP4 6NT
Opening times - February to October. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays. Open 10am to 5pm.
Admission - Adult £4.50
Website - Visit the Heale Garden website

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  • about 1 year ago BRIAN FREDRICK said

    BEAUTIFUL SNOWDROPS, and WOW the re-furb to the coffeeshop amazing looks so inviting , the new proprieters have spent alot of money on it . FOOD EXCELLENT CAKES YUMMY. KEVIN nursery very good . THE GARDEN POOR the yellow boarder gone which is advertised in the heale broucher.... just soil also entrance road and carpark terrible. Come on owners of that beautiful house you need to spend some money. like the people who have taken over the coffeeshop . It wouldn,t take much to make this a fabulous attraction. WE COME EVERY YEAR TO VIEW THE SNOWDROPS.

    (4.0/5)
  • almost 3 years ago Anonymous said

    Heal house a real dream house I have been in love with this house from the age of 16 would love to not only own it but go back one day.
    to see the lovers in the garden and hear the coach on the cobbles and the dogs barking, and the clanging on the door. Yet no one is there and the lovers fad in the mist. Was it just a dream in a young girls mind, I dont think so. For not every thing was right like the girl given an ice bath by the then renter a Mr S she was pregenat and I never found out how she was as I was wisked away to Devizers to awate my baby. My having conplained about him. Cook was nice a Mrs Ruddel who would protect us girls but the house was majic.

    (5.0/5)
  • about 3 years ago Fritz Germann said

    Very beautiful garden. Fortunately dogs are allowed in the beer-garden-like cafe. We bought some plants in Autumn 2010 they are growing well here in Germany.

    (4.0/5)
  • about 3 years ago mr o,brien said

    lovely garden great nursery with alot of fantastic rare unusual plants. the tea room very disapointing with dogs running round not good as theres a sign on the door saying no dogs allowed

    (3.0/5)
  • almost 4 years ago Adam Hodge said

    Beautifully styled gardens especially closer to the stunning house..with evidence of some well-considered & styled replanting on the south lawn
    Overall maintenance pretty Ok but a lot of signs that perhaps an extra pair of hands is needed to keep on top of things.
    All in all a place with tranquility ,charm and graciousness.

    (4.0/5)

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