When I feel low, ten minutes in the garden lifts my spirits and re-energises me.
It is widely acknowledged that gardens are good for our health. In 2018 The National Garden Scheme donated THREE MILLION POUNDS to nursing and health charities, raised by generous spirited private owners opening their gardens to visitors.
As Assistant County Organiser one of our tasks is to find NEW gardens of interest and quality. I love exploring tiny courtyards, rooftops, green walls and wild spaces; size does not matter but passion does. It’s a scary prospect, but the rewards of sharing these private creations are great; not only in terms of the appreciation of visitors or the money raised, but we view our gardens with fresh eyes spurring our imagination and increasing our enjoyment.
Earl Hyde and I are artists. We love a challenge. We transformed sterile tarmac into an Oriental Paradise with a carp pond and Tea House. A Baroque Temple sits on an erstwhile bog, supported by marbled gas main pipes, overlooking a weeping willow, colourful flowerbeds and “Liberace Terrace”!
Loyal visitors expect surprises, delicious home-made teas and an abundant plant sale. With the support of our band of welcoming helpers we never let them down.
We hope you will be able to find time to join us on one of the following Open Days:
Sunday June 16th
Sunday July 21st
Sunday August 18th ( supporting aid in Burma )
Dogs on leads.
5 St Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 2DE
For more information please visit www.ngs.org.uk
We welcome private groups of 10 or more by arrangement; to arrange please email: [email protected]