6 Broadcroft, 28 Broad Lane, SO41 3QP Billy & Heather Howard
This third of an acre garden has all year round interest, rather than one spectacular splash. At the heart of the lush lawn stands a magnificent Scarlet Oak with a bench circling its trunk. It is underplanted by autumn cyclamen, snowdrops, crocus and spring bluebells. Masses of climbing roses adorn the new crinkle-crankle wall on the road side and the border below teems with hostas, lupins and lavender. Another border is filled with winter heathers. Many pots and tubs are used to grow flowers on the south and vegetables on the west of the house.
Location and parking: ½ mile south of Lymington town centre. Opposite church in High Street, turn south into Church Lane, which continues as Broad Lane. Broadcroft is on right. Park in local roads.