Petersfield Physic Garden

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Petersfield High Street, half-hidden between the shops, lies a quiet oasis of beauty and tranquility. Petersfield Physic Garden is the perfect place for some time out whilst shopping, somewhere to sit and relax for a few minutes and bask in the unseasonably warm sunshine of a late September morning.

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That said, with two small children in tow, there wasn’t that much opportunity to sit and bask although it is certainly something that I used to spend a lot of time doing in this garden back in my late teens. It was the perfect spot to sit and daydream and although I hadn’t set foot in the garden in sixteen years or so, it was just as I remember it being.

Petersfield Physic Garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

The garden is laid out like a 17th century garden with four distinct areas – the Knot Garden, the Topiary Walk, the Orchard and the Herb Garden. The Herb Garden is the largest of these and my favourite part of the garden. The girls loved running up and down the paths in this part of the garden, picking up sticks off the ground and looking at the different plants.

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Jessica spent most of the time hunting for “my vegetable garden” and I think she was a little disappointed not to find it! Sophie was just happy to wander about, and spend time with Nanny, who had never visited the garden before, despite having lived in the town for thirty-odd years!

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It was the perfect spot to take some photos of the girls together to send to Daddy while he was away working on an event. I particularly love the little gate at the far end of the garden which looks out over the stream which runs alongside the main town car park.

Petersfield Physic Garden - Little Hearts, Big Love

Petersfield Physic Garden is open daily (apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) from 9am – 6pm in the summer and 9am – 4pm in the winter. Entry is free.
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24 thoughts on “Petersfield Physic Garden

  1. Oh, this looks lovely. I love revisiting places from many years ago. We have had lots of sunshine in Sept and now even in October. 🙂 It’s great that such a lovely place is free entry x

    1. Thanks Claire – it has been lovely to have so much sunshine hasn’t it? Shame it hasn’t continued into this week though! 🙂

  2. This looks absolutely beautiful, I love gardens like this, something I miss in fact as I haven’t found anywhere like this here yet… It looks like the girls had a wonderful time x #countrykids

  3. We haven’t been there yet, it looks like a beautiful place for a family day out. I’m sure your girls had a great time. Beautiful photos too, Louise especially the last one. xx

    1. Thanks Sarah – I love that photo too – it was a good place for taking some siblings shots! 🙂

  4. What a fab place for you to be able to explore with the girls, I bet it was great to watch them explore the gardens you loved exploring when you were younger. It’s funny that your mum hadn’t visited the garden til now, sometimes you don’t really explore your local area until you’ve got guests to go with you. The girls look like they’re really enjoying exploring all the different parts of the garden and being able to spend the day with Mummy and Nanny. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

    1. I was quite surprised that my mum had never visited but it was lovely for her to discover somewhere new too and we all enjoyed it 🙂

    1. It’s gorgeous – not quite as pretty as it would have been in summer but still a lovely place to explore 🙂

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