On Saturday 18 July the gardens at Monksfield (near Tilford) were opened to Farnham Society members and their friends, as a fund raising event for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
Monksfield House dates from the 1930s In the grounds, an older cottage and a walled garden date from around 1890. The 10.5 acre garden has been restored by the current owners, Mark and Kerry Reynolds, during the last seven years, to return it from horse paddocks back to parkland style grounds. It is home to an extensive range of trees and shrubs, some of which date from the late Victorian period, others from the time the present house was built, and some have been planted by the current owners. Additional features include
WWF’s Hampton Court Show ‘stream’ garden (reinstalled here)
Formal garden with sculptures to the south of the house.
Victorian walled garden, now planted as an orchard and bee haven.
300ft long formal border.
Woodland with trail.
1/2 acre wildlife pond.
New vegetable garden with greenhouse
The event raised over £800 in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
The gardens are open to the general public on a few days of the year under the National Gardens Scheme.