Garden visit to Homelands

As part of the National Garden Scheme, our branch and the Aylesbury branch have been invited to visit the garden of Homelands in Ellesborough (between Princes Risborough and Wendover).

The visit will be on Saturday 12 August from 2pm to 5pm and there is no charge, although a donation for refreshments would be appreciated.

Homelands garden

Owners Jean and Tony Young have created a secluded ¾ acre garden on difficult chalk, adjoining open countryside, designed to be enjoyed from many seating positions.

The garden progresses from semi-formal to wild flower meadow and wildlife pond, has deep borders with all-season interest and gravel beds with exotic late summer and autumn planting.

National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme is celebrating 90 years of raising money for nursing charities and aims to donate £150,000 to Parkinson’s UK this year.


The garden is wheelchair accessible and, if necessary, people can be dropped off at the entrance gate.

A toilet is available, but not a disabled one.

How to find Homelands

Homelands, Springs Lane, Ellesborough, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 0XD

Springs Lane is between the village hall at Butlers Cross and Ellesborough church. It is a narrow lane with an uneven surface.

Parking is plentiful 100 yards away from the gate.


If you would like to go, please tell Dorothy Salathiel on  0300 030 4667 or contact us by Saturday 29 July, if possible, so that we can tell the owners roughly how many to expect.