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

"O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,
Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,
Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou,
Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed...
The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"

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