A visit to South Newington Gardens

Here are some testimonials of recent visits to the South Newington gardens:

Dear John and Claire,

Thank you so much for allowing us to come and see your beautiful gardens this afternoon.  John, the effort you have gone to with the photos showing the transformation were amazing. The waterproof coverings are genius.  I had no idea how much garden you had behind the house.  All the girls were amazed by how much work you have done and such attention to detail with the laying of your watering system, pump for the water feature, and brilliant bark for the trees.  Even the vegetable patch was immaculate. Thank you for letting us share your magical gardens and I hope you get a chance to sit and enjoy the fruits of your labour this summer.
Love Roz & the girls x


My husband and I visited these two delightful gardens last Sunday afternoon.
It was a beautiful sunny day and we were welcomed by Claire and her family who gave us plenty of information on each garden and then we were able to explore on our own and ask any questions when necessary.
Each garden has so many different areas of interest including fruit and vegetables. Many hours of work have gone into these gardens by the families themselves which make them even more special.
To round it all off we enjoyed a wonderful slice of homemade marmalade cake and a cup of tea in the sunshine with Poppy the Labrador.
Jenny & Nigel Tucker, April 2021
On arrival, we were greeted by a beautiful cherry tree and a lovely display of hellebores and Chaenomeles all at their very best.  There is a lovely parterre at the rear of Claire’s house infilled with beautiful tulips.
We were amazed at the abundance of different fruit trees and vegetables growing in both gardens and the bees buzzing around the beehives.  We even had the opportunity to pick rhubarb after our delicious afternoon tea with homemade marmalade cake and freshly prepared chocolate crispies for my cousin’s daughter.
Thank you Claire and John for a lovely afternoon visit.