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