The Hampshire Country & Garden Festival is held at the beautiful Bere Mill on the banks of the Test at Whitchurch. This 18th century water mill is surrounded by contemporary gardens, water meadows and a farm which, worked on traditional lines, produces rare breed beef and lamb.
A renowned stretch of the Upper Test, famous for its trout fly fishing, runs through the garden. The Saxon mill was the original paper mill for Portals, the company which first supplied paper bank notes to the Bank of England in 1718. Since 1993 it has been the family home of Rupert and Elizabeth Nabarro. The garden is open for the National Garden Scheme and for visits by gardening parties and groups.
The Hampshire Garden Festival wishes to thank Rupert and Elizabeth for their fantastic support and gracious hospitality.