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15th Aug, 2022

Hidden Berkswell treasures open for National Garden Scheme

HIDDEN treasures in Berkswell are opening to the public this weekend.

A total of eight gardens in the village will be open on Sunday, June 26, as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The event runs from 11am until 6pm, and admission is £7, with children going free. Dogs are welcome on short leads and there is disabled access at some sites.

Yew Tree Barn is a one acre garden created over the past 20 years with a variety of hosta collections, herbaceous borders and a vegetable and fruit garden.

The garden is laid out with lawns and herbaceous borders, containing a wide variety of shrubs and perennials and two small water features.

Number 2 Agricultural Cottages is still evolving and filled with shrubs and trees and a variety of herbaceous plants are to be found in the south facing border.

Spencer’s End has all year round interest including a sweeping semicircular wildflower bank, a rabbit proof, loosely planted, cottage style potager, a fruit cage, gravel garden beds, a woodland with a pond and a stumpery. The planting is designed to encourage birds, bees and butterflies.

Number 115 Meeting House Lane has a cottage garden which has matured over 45 years with a 55-foot silver birch and fruit trees.The central lawn is surrounded by flower and rose beds which give colour throughout the year.

For more visit https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/32172

 

 

 

 

 

The National Gardens Scheme Open Gardens event in Berkswell has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

 

Enjoy a great day out whilst helping charities. Simply turn up at one of the gardens, pay your admission fee for the lot (£7 but children free) and enjoy

your day out. Gardens to suit all types

The selection of gardens provides great variety with examples of small and large, formal and informal, and imaginatively planted herbaceous borders along with productive vegetable gardens.

There will be something for everyone and plenty of ideas to take home. Plants will be for sale at some gardens as will teas and home made cakes.

The beautiful 12th century Norman Church will also be open, as will The Bear where meals will be available

Children will be very welcome and admitted free so please come along with your families and friends and enjoy the gardens whilst raising money for worthy charitable causes.

It is remarkable that since its foundation in 1927 the National Garden Scheme has donated £60 million to nominated beneficiaries as a result of visitors to gardens opened under the NGS Scheme.

Yellow signs around Berkswell will direct you to the individual open gardens.

Tickets and brochures will be available on the day from the Berkswell Village Green and at individual gardens

All proceeds go to the National Garden Scheme for distribution to their beneficiary charities.

In the meantime you can learn more about the NGS and the individual Berkswell gardens by visiting the NGS website on https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/32172

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