Explore the five-acre gardens surrounding the former home of Britten and Pears including mixed herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, contemporary planting, and a new summer tropical border.

Open as part of the National Garden Scheme, visitors will have access to over 3,500 exceptional gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Guernsey, while raising impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions.

The tranquil garden maintains the mid-century domestic setting that reflects the period Britten and Pears were living at The Red House. Elements of its former life as a farm are still present, and give the garden structure and character. Traditional cottage-garden mixed herbaceous borders surround the house creating a wonderful setting for its musical history.

On the croquet lawn a venerable Irish yew and gnarly mulberry are among notable mature trees. Contemporary beds in front of the Archive building are planted with grasses, bamboos, dogwood and willow to complement a modernist sculpture by artist Geoffrey Clarke.

There is a kitchen garden with fruit bushes and vegetables. The orchard contains apples, pears and stone fruit. The rose terrace contain plants such as delphiniums, roses and irises which were loved by Britten and Pears.

Come and support this wonderful charity and enjoy the splendour of The Red House garden.

Please note that there will be no access to the house.

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