National Garden Scheme Open Gardens
Local gardens to visit with the National Garden Scheme.
This year over 3,600 private gardens are open in England and Wales through the National Garden Scheme. This charity raises funds for nursing and health charities through admission tickets, tea and cake. It has been going for over 90 years and is the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK. Despite the challenges faced in the last year, NGS was still able to donate £2.88 million to nursing charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK Parkinson’s UK and Mind and charities supporting gardens and health like Maggie’s and Horatio’s Garden.
In Suffolk over 60 gardens are opening this year: some like Ashe Park, Campsea Ashe, Field Cottage, Felixstowe and Manor House, Middleton are opening for the first time. Delicious homemade teas will be available at most of the gardens and children go free. Full descriptions, photographs and directions for all the gardens and how to book tickets online can be found at www.ngs.org.uk
Here are details of some opening in this area:
Sunday 30 May Berghersh Place, Witnesham. Freston House, Freston
Monday 31 May The Red House, Aldeburgh
Sunday 6 June Ashe Park, Campsea Ashe
Saturday 12 June The Old Rectory, Nacton
Sunday 13 June Heron House, Aldeburgh. Wood Farm, Gipping.
Saturday 19 June The Rooks, Claydon
Saturday 20 June Wood Farm, Sibton. Hillside, Semer.
Saturday 27 June 246 Ferry Road and Field Cottage, Felixstowe
Saturday 18 July Paget House and Manor House, Middleton