Yate, Nr Bristol
Next NGS Open Day
Sept 14th 2014
1pm to 5pm
Beechwell House, 11 miles North East of Bristol, is an enclosed, level garden designed as a sub tropical garden. Plants include Palms, Tree Ferns, Yuccas, Agaves, various succulents, Phormiums, Bamboos, Bananas, Gunnera and other 'Architectural Planting'. There's also a Koi pond, wildlife pond and a 16th century well. The garden is open to gardening groups, garden visits by appointment, and the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).
The next NGS open garden day is Sunday September 14th 2014 from 1pm to 5pm. This will be our ninth year of opening for the charity. We also have many private garden visits & garden tours during the summer from various garden clubs. Please note that we are closed in 2014 for private garden visits, but reopen in 2015. We will still be open for our normal NGS Open Day in 2014!
125 visitors to the garden on our open day and £464 raised for NGS charities
103 visitors to the garden on our open day and £513 raised for NGS charities
Featured in September issue of BBC Gardeners World Magazine with tips on winter protection.
September 12th 2010
Our main Garden Open day and we get 150 visitors.
September 13th 2009
Our main Garden Open day and we get 155 visitors.
Featured in 'Inspirational Gardens', a new book from AA Publishing and written by Pamela Westland.
September 14th 2008
Main NGS Garden Open Day for 2008 and we get 257 visitors.
September 13th 2008
Featured in the Saturday Daily Express Magazine.
September 11 2008
Featured in the Yate and Sodbury Gazette.
Featured in the RHS magazine, The Garden.
May 28th 2008
Featured in Gardens Monthly Magazine
September 9th 2007
Garden open as part of the NGS open garden days, and 170 visitors.
September 10th 2006
Main Garden NGS Open day and we have 220 visitors. Thankfully, the weather was great!
September 9th 2006
Garden is runner-up in 2006 The Times Back Garden of the Year competition. Times Garden Editor Stephen Anderton wrote "I have come to the conclusion that exotic gardening is a man thing, done by blokes who want to boast about the size of their bananas. Tim Wilmot has indeed got a perfectly respectable Musa basjoo, but it’s his palms he’s really proud of. And justifiably so". To read the full article, click here...
September 5th 2006
Garden featured in a double-page spread in local Evening Post newspaper. To quote some of the article..."Tucked away in deepest, darkest Yate is an exotic garden full of bananas, bamboo and koi carp. Tim Wilmot has spent 17 years cultivating his prize-winning oasis in Goose Green to make it the tropical paradise it is today".
Yate 'Best Large Garden' three years running.
BBC West (Bristol), "Back Garden of the Year" 2004.
Shortlisted in Daily Mail National Garden Competition 2005.
Runner-up The Times "Back Garden of the Year" 2006.
Also featured in the Bristol Evening Post, Inspirational Gardens, Gardens Monthly, 25 Beautiful Gardens, RHS 'The Garden', BBC Gardener's World Magazine, The Times, The Country Gardener, Yate & Sodbury Gazette, Daily Express and the Bristol Magazine.