Fabulous gardens open to visitors as part of National Gardens Scheme - The Evesham Observer

Fabulous gardens open to visitors as part of National Gardens Scheme

Evesham Editorial 17th Aug, 2023   0

THREE fantastic private gardens are opening for charity on August 27 under the National Gardens Scheme – with every penny raised going to charity.

First up is the multi-award winning Pear Tree Cottage Garden which is hosting Dragons at Dusk – a Twilight Garden by Candlelight on Sunday, August 27, 2023.

Not everyone knows that Worcestershire is home to this regional winner of The Nation’s Favourite Garden Competition in which visitors are invited to see the stars, watch the bats and even listen to owls – not to mention counting the dragons, if they’re lucky! Weather permitting, hundreds of candles and tealights will add to the already romantic atmosphere of a softly illuminated cottage garden at dusk.

Afternoon teas & wine/Pimms served after 6pm.

Pear Tree Cottage Garden can be found at Witton Hill Wichenford Worcestershire WR6 6YX.

With sweeping views across the county and also opening on August 27 is The Dell House at Malvern Well, WR14 4HU.

Open from midday to 6pm it offers two acres wooded hillside gardens of the 1820s former rectory, now a B&B.

Peaceful and natural, the garden contains many magnificent specimen trees & spectacular tree carvings – not to mention a garden railway and endless views!

Light refreshments served but note pre-booking essential at www.ngs.org.uk

Yet another county garden open on August 27 is in Alfrick Pound at the fabulous and extensive gardens of Bridges Stone Mill.

Garden fans really are spoilt for choice.

These are all private gardens offering visitors unique opportunities to explore very personal spaces purely for charity.

Featuring a 19th century water-powered flour mill in a in nearly three acres of garden there is a Japanese garden to enjoy and a stream and weir with a Site of Special Scientific Interest classification.

Plus, there will be homemade teas.

Bridges Stone Mill is in Alfrick Pound, WR6 5HR. Note there will be an admission charge of a few pounds for each garden with all proceeds going to charity.

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