National Garden Scheme

Over the summer months (always on a Sunday), we have visited about 15 gardens from three National Garden Scheme groups.

This has been to raise vital funds for organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support and the Carers Trust.

The garden destinations that we have visited have been: Styvechale in Coventry, Bournville in Birmingham and Moseley which is also in Birmingham.

We have met some lovely people in their gardens many of whom have established them over many years (over 30 in some cases).  In Bournville we were especially taken by a private garden on a corner plot which had been a blank canvas and 15 years later turned into an oasis complete with river.  

I cannot recommend this enough - this is an accessible way to visit real gardens from people in your local community (and further afield if thats your preference) simultaneously providing vital funds to several good causes.  

Here are some glimpses into these beautiful and inspiring spaces.  


Wilf and his late Wife's garden in Coventry - stunning

Primula candelabra around a pond margin 

Baubles reflecting the light hanging from a tree in Bournville

Garden split into rooms in Moseley

Idea for back border

Idea to upscale our leaf-mould container

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