The ethos at Bere Mill is to let nature come into the garden.
The garden sits comfortably within the landscape, complementing its surroundings.


Come and explore the gardens for yourself through the NGS scheme.

This year (2022) we are opening our gardens on…

Monday 29th August

(See the NGS website – for more details)


'Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages'

Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales - Epilogue

In the Beauty of the Test Valley

The garden lies alongside the River Test and its picturesque water meadows

Map of the Garden

Startled them with reward,
a flash as sudden
As the kingfisher’s blue on
English stream

The Garden in the Landscape

The garden is designed to complement its surroundings

Map of the Garden

Planting and Horticulture

Mediterranean, herbaceous and bog planting, with orchards and riverside marginals

Visiting the Garden

We dream our dreams,
What should we be, without our fabulous flowers?

Art and sculpture

The works of well known sculptors adorn the garden

Visiting the Garden