Gardens to visit (see NGS yellow book for more details)
Beautiful C17 moated house (not open). Gardens and woods full of bulbs and wild flowers in spring. Herbaceous border and lawns. Moat flanked by water plants. Mature trees, wild garden, ducks, chickens and fish.
Sunday 23 April (2 – 5.30pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
The Garden House
Tucked away in the heart of the city this really is a secret garden, in Victorian times a market garden. The garden is organic and gives interest all yr, supporting cut flowers, vegetables, fruit, old climbing roses and a pond. Many of the plants have been propagated by the garden owner, and the garden has unique features using many recycled materials.
Garden produce and plants for sale.
Saturday 29 April, Sunday 30 April (11.30am – 4.30pm). Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement March to September for groups of 10+. Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
A different NGS experience, come and find Frances scaling the vertiginous slopes of her quarry garden! A challenge to both visitor and gardener. Cottage garden surrounding C16 house (not open) with spring fed pond, primulas, stumpery, dizzy crow’s nest viewing platform. Garden blending into woodland. Not a manicured garden. Warning – some love it, others hate it!
Thursday 6 April, Thursday 20 April, Tuesday 2 May, Tuesday 16 May, Thursday 1 June, Tuesday 6 June, Thursday 27 July, Thursday 10 August (12 – 4pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to August for groups of 4+. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.