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Dummer rose garden private tour and tea

Vicky Marr
By Vicky Marr
14th July 2022

A lovely time was had by all

The North Hants CPRE Hampshire District Group recently organised a delightful afternoon with a private tour of the rose garden at Dummer House near Basingstoke, followed by afternoon tea. The house, located in the village of Dummer, is Grade II listed, and the rose garden is within the old kitchen garden of the house dating back to the 18th century. Held by kind permission of Sir Crispin Davis, attendees were given a personal introduction to the garden and how it came about, followed by time to browse and enjoy with tea and cake.

The event was not just a rare opportunity for insight into one of the largest rose gardens of it’s kind, it was also a fundraising event for the charity, in support of the continued work CPRE Hampshire undertake in protecting a sustainable future for our local countryside.

As Sir Crispin explained, the rose garden was developed with 1000 different David Austin roses and the garden was divided into four different areas: the romantic garden, the structured garden, the meeting area and the cottage garden. Managed by one full time gardener, the overall effect is absolutely stunning and a joy to behold. As well as the rose garden, there was also a chance to explore the rest of the gardens with big herbaceous borders, lawns and beautiful views over the unspoilt Hampshire countryside. Please enjoy the images of the rose garden in the gallery below.

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