Grenville Johnson welcomes you to the tour of this very special and unique small inner city garden that is located just three miles from the centre of Bristol in the UK.

One of the hundred ‘Dream Gardens of  England.’

Featured in the book: ‘Dream Gardens of England’ published by Merrell in 2010,  and in the book: ‘First Time Gardener’ by Frances Tophill.

It has also been featured  on national television, in a number of gardening magazines, and in the press.

Romantic, Classical and Italianate complete with its own flights of fancy.

A romantic gothic cloister folly ruin was designed and built during 2016 by the award winning garden folly specialists Redwood Stone. www.redwoodstone.com

The garden has been featured on television  in ‘The Great British Garden Revival’  on B.B.C 2  and also on BBC ‘Gardeners World.’

In 2014 Grenville founded St George in Bloom which is a Royal Horticultural Society ( RHS ) affiliated voluntary group, and he is the Chair of the group which has received top RHS awards in just several years.

Details of the St George in Bloom project can be found on the website:- www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk

In 2015 the garden was selected by Alan Titchmarsh as one of his 30 ‘Best British Back Gardens’ and featured on ITV and Also in 2015 the garden and Grenville’s street in Bristol UK was filmed by the BBC.

Also, in 2015 The RHS  featured Grenville’s street as a large show garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as part of the Royal Horticultural Societies ‘Grey to Green’ campaign to improve our city streets and house front gardens.

Other magical and captivating elements of this unique urban garden include a Victorian style ‘Stumpery’ and Fernery, classical statuary, a gilded gate, urns brimming with foliage and colour coordinated planting themes. There is also a Grotto with a giant clam shell, and a wildlife pond below.

Grenville passionately believes that gardens irrespective of their size and location have the capability to raise the spirits and feed the imagination and soul.

So many inner city gardens over the last few decades have been lost or neglected, or turned into parking spaces to accommodate the growing needs of off street parking.

With creative thought and imagination Grenville believes that this trend can be halted, and inner city gardens can once again be turned into havens for wildlife and provide places to relax and improve our well being.

The garden will be open again for visits during the summer of 2019. Please visit this website for more news and updates during Spring 2019.

If you would like to contact us please send an email to :- victorianhouse@blueyonder.co.uk  or phone 01179496788 

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