Hidden Berkswell treasures open for National Garden Scheme - The Solihull Observer

Hidden Berkswell treasures open for National Garden Scheme

Solihull Editorial 25th Jun, 2021   0

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 27, as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The event runs from 11am until 6pm, and admission is £6, 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.

Fairways has an Italian theme and is laid to lawn with borders containing a variety of shrubs and herbaceous perennials.

The Tower House has three acres filled with formal gardens blended with wildflowers, an orchard and extensive woodland.

Brookside House is set out on two levels with adjoining open fields with a backdrop provided by a substantial oak tree.

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

Number 248 Station Road is a courtyard garden with water feature leading onto lawned area with herbaceous borders and pergola.

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


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