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Mill Dene Garden, School Lane, Blockley, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9HU
Tel: 44(0)1386 700457 | Fax: 0705 361 6982 | Email: info@milldenegarden.co.uk
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Royal Horticultural Society - RHS - Partner gardenRHS Partner garden - Mill Dene Garden - Hidden in the Cotswolds - +44(0)1386 700457

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How many gardeners are there?
Mill Dene Garden is family owned and run. We have a part-time gardener and for a couple of days a week we have two ladies from WRAGS(Women Returners to Amenity Gardening) 

We also outsource expertise occasionally when needed.

2. Do you offer guided tours of the garden?
We offer short talks on aspects of the garden. For groups of 20 or over this is charged at £25. We also talk to individuals or couples over a cup of coffee for 15 minutes or so and answer questions for £10.

3. Do you sell plants?
Oh yes! These are available for sale but we have no mail order service.

4. Are dogs allowed in the garden?
The cats have asked me not to allow dogs in the garden, but we are happy to find a shady spot for your car and some water so that your dog is comfortable, or maybe we can tie him up somewhere

5. When is the best time to visit?
From April to September there is always something of interest to see in the garden, from a magnificent bulb display in April and May through to the roses later on. See the Garden Calender under the Seasons in the Garden tab.


6. Are children welcome in the garden?
 Very much so, we have a garden trail for the under 12s which is fun, however parents must be aware that the mill pond, swimming pool and the sluice cut are dangerous so please do not let them out of your sight.

7. How long does it take to see the garden?
At least an hour and a half to really enjoy our special brand of serendipity! You are welcome to stay all day until closing time, if you wish: many do!

8. Can we bring a picnic?
Please ask us and we will show you our favourite picnic spot, but not in the garden generally.

9. Are coach parties welcome?
 Definitely, but please book ahead. See special instructions here http://www.milldenegarden.co.uk/directionsparkin.php

10. What else is there to do in the local area?
 Please see our links page.

11. Is the house lived in?
Yes, it is a family home and not open to the public

12. Where is the garden nearest to Mill Dene to visit?
Batsford Arboreteum is 3 miles away and Sezincote is the same, and Hidcote 5 miles

13. What kind of soil do you have at Mill Dene?
The soil is alkaline, over clay and in the north garden it is ‘Cotswold brash’, our own special really horrible soil!

14. Can we stay at Mill Dene?
Wendy no longer offers B&B but recommends www.LowerBrookHouse.com which is just around the corner.

15. Do you ever want volunteers?
We call it The Green GYM! Yes, we welcome volunteers with open arms (or trowels!). We are please if you have experience and just want to come and weed or shear over a hedge or we are very happy to train you. We have a very happy team here and we all enjoy the work and meeting the public when the garden is open. Ring Wendy for more information.

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School visits
can be arranged with pleasure. Pleae ring Wendy Dare to arrange.

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