Timber Hill Gardens News

Welcome to our Timber Hill Gardens website.  We hope you enjoy our photographs, news and details of the work that goes into our ever-changing garden and woodland throughout the seasons.  You can also find details of our 2019 open days.

2018 open days

We held a very successful and busy Open Day on October 15th for the NGS (National Garden Scheme). We welcomed Age UK Surrey who provided teas as well as information for the elderly in Surrey. 

We have had three NGS open days so far this year, as well as four private group visits, three family days (including a fabulous concert) and two charity events including Christopher's Smile. We opened on Easter Bank Holiday Monday and welcomed approximately 300 visitors to enjoy some of the delights of our Spring Garden.

Flowers out in Spring were : pale yellow, scented very delicate narcissi 'hawera'; white multi-stemmed Thalia; lots of fritillaries thriving in the long grass - finally we have established them! High up, the wild cherries were full of blossom, both single and double and beneath fallen petals looked like snow. The late magnolia is Heaven Scent - a perfect flower with a whiff of (delicate) scent, as its name implies. These are just a few pictured below.

Find out more about the NGS and the charities they support.

Sunday 15 October 2017 Open Garden Day

An unexpectedly fabulous day with excellent glorious sunshine enhancing the colours - with immaculate coffee, teas and cake provided by Age UK Surrey and their volunteers - all demolished on the day! Age UK also provided all sorts of tips and help for elderly people and their younger relations about interesting things to do to enhance lives as we get older. Men In Sheds appeared with all their woodwork - hopefully a new centre will be set up locally on the model of that in Ash as well as lots of other information about walking groups, befriending, transport and so on.

The new garden trail - changed for Autumn - looking for leaves, fruits, and especially toadstools and funghi was much enjoyed by adults and children alike, with a prize for completing. Please come and collect your prize or email if you didn't receive one! 

         Our Chobham Morris Men in action

We now have a new fascination for funghi - both last year and this year. We have had an enormous variety from a Magpie Inkcap (Coprinopsis Picacea) to the traditional red toadstool (Amanita Muscaria).

Autumn News 2016/2017

Over the Autumn and Winter of 2016/7 we added a number of shrubs including a further 12 rhododendrons and as many camellias, mostly in the woodland garden.  We planted some 8,000 snowdrops and crocuses, many of which are now in flower.  We have also put in a number of trees of which we hope the most spectacular will be Acer Red Sunset, Brandy Wine and Flamingo.

24th January 2017

We have announced the dates of NGS open days in the Yellow Book and on this website.  We have also agreed 3 other private Garden Club bookings and a Charity afternoon.  We would welcome further enquiries from those who would like to visit the garden in different seasons.  The Home Page shows what is currently out. 

The Seasons page shows what is out at different times of the year.

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Contact us on nicksealy@chobham.net and/or lavinia@chobham.net

Timber Hill, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8JF