The National Garden Scheme has reached a milestone this year as it celebrates an impressive 90 years of charity fund-raising from opening private gardens throughout England and Wales to the general public.
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire was the very first garden to open its gates on 28 May 1927. Interestingly in those days 1 shilling would have covered the admission fee! We can look forward to some of the original gardens on show back in 1927 once more welcoming visitors, a unique opportunity to step back in time.
Whilst there are special events scheduled throughout the year, the 90th Anniversary Weekend is taking place from 27 to 29 May with the opening of over 370 stunning gardens. For a map of the gardens open this weekend, please follow the link:-
So, whether you are ‘green-fingered’ and looking for some horticultural inspiration or to just relax and appreciate the sheer beauty of these gardens, enjoy…..
You may be interested to know that a selection of our B&Bs have gardens that are either part of the NGS or are open to the public at certain times:-
Also, if you are out and about this summer and looking for a place to stay in a specific area, check out our Interactive Map:-