We decided after opening the garden for a number of years in aid of the local church, along with two other gardens in the village to open for the NGS in 2015.
I started my blog, Our garden@19, now replaced by brimfields.com, to provide a record of our trials and tribulations in preparing for the weekend at the end of May.
The following year three more gardens joined us to open in June. We have plant stalls and cream teas available, with all the profits donated to the National Garden Scheme NGS. You can find out more about the NGS by visiting their website Here This year, 2017 a record amount of over £3 million will be donated to the predominately nursing charities they support.
In 2018 six gardens will be opening on the 9th and 10th June 1-5pm, more details of the gardens will be published in the NGS Yellow Book and on their website in the new year.
2020 dates cancelled due to Covid19.
Future dates can be found @ Hanley Swan Gardens, Worcestershire on the NGS Website
We also welcome individual visitors up to groups of ten, in aid of the NGS, to Our Garden@19. The entrance for this will be £3 each, tea and cake can also be provided for a small charge. You can contact me by email: email@example.com
Please provide us with one week’s notice.
Our garden description from the NGS website.
19 Winnington Gardens is a small garden planted in a series of garden rooms, for year-round interest from daffodils to dahlias. There is a green & white garden, an Iris bed, roses and vines cover an archway to a mixed border enclosed with shrubs, clematis and climbing roses. A white wisteria covers the entrance to a small oriental garden with a shelter to sit and contemplate.
There are raised beds and trained fruit trees around the Summer house and seating area. A raised herb bed contains a special standard gooseberry bush.
There are greenhouses and potting shed with a small collection of vintage garden tools.
You can sit in the garden room or on the patio to enjoy your tea and cake.
Please read the pages about The Garden and The Team, you know what they say, “Behind every successful man? is a hard-working team.”
We also enjoy visiting other open gardens, some of these will feature on the blog.