Summer flowers at Sandham Memorial Chapel

There are summer flowers in abundance at Sandham Memorial Chapel. A wildflower meadow with meandering paths takes you through our old orchard. If you stroll around the back of the chapel you'll discover our new garden of reflection - brimming with eye-catching colour

As you approach the front of the chapel you'll pass through our pretty wildflower meadow. The grasses and wildflowers, including rare pyramid orchids, sway majestically in the breeze. Wander through the mown paths and see what you can spot.

The almshouses each side of the chapel are fronted by lavender beds now almost fully out and a great host to bees and butterflies and moths.

Insect in the gardens at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire
Insect in the gardens at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire

Our new garden of reflection behind the chapel and now in its second year is already looking quite established. With foxgloves, a variety of hostas, ladies mantle, purple leafed  heucheras greeting you on arrival your eye is then taken our raised beds with towering alliums, dark purple scabious and bright orange gerberas.

A giant purple alium head
Sandham alium
A bright orange glow in the rain
Sandham bright orange flower in wet
Stunning dark scabious flower
Sandham Memorial chapel close up dark purple scabious

"Brick Array" a creative project undertaken with local schools and sculptor Chris Cudlip as part of the Heritage Lottery  Fund donation lines the path edges and the series of crosses form a centre peice of the tree lined walk.

Part of the "Brick Array" installation designed by Chris Cudlip
Sandham, First World war, garden, community enagament

Our garden volunteers have cleverly made use of some old ladders which has made a great frame for our sweet peas.

Sweet peas make good use of our old ladders
Sandham memorial chapel old ladder with sweet peas