Open Gardens - Laurel Villa and Knoll House

Laurel Villa, Swellshill GL5 2SW and Knoll House, Burleigh GL5 2PR
Saturday, 27 June 2020 - 2:00pm to Sunday, 28 June 2020 - 6:00pm


Two beautiful organic gardens near Stroud are open to view on Saturday 27th June from 2pm to 6pm and Sunday 28th June 2pm to 6pm. We are very grateful to Fran and John, and Allison and Martin, for their hard work and for generously opening their gardens in support of Garden Organic. Please do support them. Due to the current circumstances booking will be necessary so please refer to the details below.

Laurel Villa
The garden at Laurel Villa is steep, terraced and a third of an acre. Developed over the past decade by Martin and Allison this organically nurtured garden features: extensive vegetable growing, soft fruit area, a small orchard, walnut and filbert trees, a courtyard garden, and extensive flower areas, including a new rose garden and a steep bank bed, with grasses and herbaceous perennials.
Visit and delight in artichokes, bergamot, courgettes, dahlias, echinacea, french beans, geraniums and lots more…
Please note that particular care needs to be taken when visiting this garden as there is an unguarded 8ft high Ha-Ha along the full length of the garden.
Knoll House
Knoll House is a large hillside garden, with fabulous views. You will find vegetables in raised beds, an orchard of fruit trees including apple, quince, medlar, plum and damson. A natural pond teeming with wildlife and lots of colour from perennials and climbers.
Coronavirus update
Alison and Martin have decided that they need to limit the number of visitors in the garden at any one time so that people can enjoy the garden while social distancing. Please see the links below to book your time slots of up to 45 mins in the garden.
Laurel Villa - book your place here
Knoll House - book your place here
Once you have selected a time slot you will notice that there is another two available options next to your time, this allows for two more families of no more than four to visit at the same time, making allowance for only three families (12 people) as the absolute maximum number at one time. 
  • Gates will be fully open and it should be possible to walk around without needing to touch handles,
  • Benches and seats will be roped off - please bring a picnic blanket if you wish to sit down.
Social distancing.
Whist in the gardens please respect other peoples social distancing.
Please make a charitable donation via Paypal here as your entry fee. Laurel Villa and Knoll House won’t be collecting ‘cash’ on the day. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Should you need to drive to visit the gardens, please park up on the top of the Common.
Please do not drive down into Swellshill, there is no parking available.
Restrictive access
Apologies but neither garden is suitable for wheelchair access due to multiple steps slope and uneven ground.
Enjoy your visit to the wonderful gardens.


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Contact Phone: 
01453 731226