Dorset Plant Heritage are providing a map and trail of green Biodiverse private gardens open for visits on various days during the week 20-25th September.
Knitson Old Farmhouse: A mature cottage garden nestled at base of chalk downland. On rich but heavy clay which suffers from water run off from the hills above. Herbaceous borders, rockeries, climbers and shrubs, evolved and designed for easy care and self sufficiency. Nutrients are replacedusing home made compost, home raised plants and mixing plants together for mutual benefit which results in joyful, exuberant, healthyplants and vegetables; many corners are wild for wild life and large numbers of insects, reptiles, lichens & birds are resident here.
Rachel is delighted to welcome visitors, discuss all aspects of sustainable gardening, soil health and the benefits of gardening for mental and physical wellbeing. Refreshments may be available.
The garden is partly wheelchair accessible, but there are some narrow and stepped areas.
This garden is hosted by Rachel Helfer, 01929 421681, firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance is free but donation of £5 is suggested, to be donated to a local green charity of the hosts choice. Refreshments will be available.
How to book:
Please book by contacting the event organiser via any of their contact details listed below. Please note Planet Purbeck do not manage bookings and are not responsible for managing availability of places for any festival listings. Please contact us if you are having trouble contacting the organiser.
Event organiser contact details:
Organiser name: Dorset Plant Heritage
Knitson Old Farmhouse, Knitson, Corfe Castle, Wareham, BH20 5JB.
This garden is between Corfe Castle and Swanage. Follow the A351 3m East from Corfe Castle, go through Harman's Cross, then turn left signed Knitson. After 1m fork right.. The farmhouse is on left (above the road) after ¼m.