Map showing Beechwood Gardens

Beechwood is a sprawling Victorian style garden that tells a fascinating story of garden development over the course of a century - and through several owners to boot. The original vision belonged to Francis Hugh Snow - a successful merchant who collected plants from his extensive overseas travels. We all enjoy their stunning autumnal show today but in the 19th century the threes were truly exotic.

Decades on we can lose ourselves amongst delightful stands of Beech trees… And other exotic species like the Rimu from New Zealand. A lot of them like a giant cypress can make you feel pretty insignificant.

For Gail Heritage, of the Open Garden Scheme, this is the 'bee's knees' of the scheme - Beechwood is one of the great gardens.

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