Friday 21st Feb, Garden Closed due to adverse weather conditions.

We regret that due to the recent flooding caused by Storm Dennis and the continuing adverse weather conditions for this week and high winds predicted on Friday 21st Feb, we are unable to open the gardens safely to the public.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope you will be able to visit us on our next open day March 6th 11am-3pm.

As seen on Gardener’s World

Ellicar Gardens Open Days 2020

21st Feb 11am-3pm

6th March 11am-3pm

10th, 24th April 11am -4pm

8th , 22nd May 11am-4pm

5th, 19th June 11am-4pm

3rd, 17th July 11am-4pm

11th, 18th Sept 11am-4pm

2nd, 16th Oct 11am-4pm

 

Ellicar Gardens wins Cobra’s Best Gardener’s Garden Competition 2015

ng competitionSarah Scoops the Gold Medal in National Garden Competition

Although it has a Doncaster address the winner of this year’s Cobra Gardener’s Garden gold medal is a magnificent 5 acre site surrounded by rolling South Yorkshire countryside.

Although still developing – the garden was started just four years ago from a “wilderness” – Ellicar’s Sarah Murch has created a fantastic site that bowled over the judges with its use of shapes, heights and colour and year round fascination.

The competition, sponsored by the leading powered garden equipment brand Cobra, is now in its third year. Elizabeth Chaloner, the company secretary of Henton and Chattell which owns Cobra and one of the judges, explained that its aim is to reward amateur gardeners.

“For the professionals a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show is a major achievement but there is nothing for the hundreds of thousands of amateur gardeners who toil away year after year creating some absolutely fantastic gardens at their homes,” she explained. “The aim of this competition is to fill that gap and Sarah is a very worthy Gold Medal winner.”

Sarah and her husband and five children have lived at Ellicar for seven years and one of the major focal points of the garden is the 300 square metre natural swimming pool. The planting surrounding the water gives year round colour and shape and forms a stunning backdrop to, what looks like a natural lake.

The family now install these award winning natural Bistop pools in the North of England. The garden is open twice a year for the National Garden Scheme and on every Friday between April and October.

The runner Silver medal winner in the competition was Pam Thompson at Pear Tree Cottage, Witton Hill in Worcestershire and the Bronze medal went to Ros Biswell at Moors Meadow near Bromyard in Herefordshire.