days out Hillingdon

Re-visiting Church Gardens, Harefield

Church Gardens

A few weeks ago we had the chance to re-visit Church Gardens, Harefield. This is a private garden but open on certain days throughout the year. It’s in a lovely part of north Hillingdon, well worth a visit with kids as there’s always something new to see.

Re-visiting Church Gardens, Harefield

Our last visit was six months ago so we were looking forward to seeing the gardens in a different season. Our first stop was the walled garden. As it was the beginning of Spring the daffodils were in full bloom. The greenhouse was full of seedlings and it was lovely to see the garden coming to life.

church Gardens Harefield

It’s always really inspirational to visit other gardens and I have to admit to choosing a few plants for our own garden based on what we saw last year!

church Gardens Harefield

The kids loved the quirky use of the old organ pipes, the tiles cover the pumpkin plants that we loved last year. The gardens are huge so there are lots of things to look at. The kids remembered lots of different things and were more than happy to wander around with us.

church Gardens Harefield

We couldn’t wait to see the new pond, built in a natural dip in the nuttery. We managed to listen to a little of the guided tour and it was fascinating to hear just how much work went into building the pond and planting it up.

church Gardens Harefield

There’s a fab lookout over the walled garden which the kids wanted to re-visit, and we also admired their bug hotel – so much bigger than our own bug hotel!

bug hotel

We finished off our visit with some amazing tea and cake, sitting outside in the sunshine. I can’t resist handmade cake and this time I went for Victoria Sponge, but we all tried something different.

You may be interested in other places to explore near Harefield:

Jack’s Mill, Harefield

The Dog’s Trust, Harefield

The Gravel Pits, Northwood

Harefield Church and Commonwealth War Graves

Church Gardens, Harefield


  • Reply
    Rhian Westbury
    May 9, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Looks like a beautiful spot to visit, I need to get out there and enjoy some more gardens and spots like this x

  • Reply
    May 12, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Oh this is a super cute place to visit, I can imagine lots of lovely photo opportunities there!

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