NGS garden openings


*NEW 2019 opening

We will be opening on Bank Holiday Monday May 27th, 1pm till 5pm. Entrance £4. As usual there will be a wide selection of home propagated plants for sale, and a delicious selection of homemade cakes and scones.


2018 openings

We had a pop-up opening on Sunday April 8th for species tulips and other early spring bulbs. Despite the constant drizzle 27 hardy gardeners turned out - our best yet.

Our main opening on Bank Holiday Monday May 28th couldn't have been more different. It was a beautiful sunny day and 220 people came along and helped us raise £1750 for charity.


2017 opening

On Bank Holiday Monday 29th May we had 186 visitors and raised over £1400 for charity, £1080 for the NGS and £336 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care in St Albans.


2016 openings

Despite blustery showers on Saturday August 20th, 41 visitors came to our wine and fairy lights open evening and we raised £341 for charity.

On Sunday May 22nd we had 135 visitors and raised over £1100 for charity.


2015 opening

We opened the garden on Sunday May 17th to raise money for the National Gardens Scheme and Grove House Hospice in St Albans.

We had an amazing 202 visitors and raised £996 for the NGS from entrance fees and plant sales, and £385 for Grove House from teas and cakes. This was our fifth opening for the NGS and our best one so far. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible. The money raised has gone to nursing and cancer charities.

It just goes to show that you don't need a huge garden to open to the public. If you think that you might like to open for the NGS, contact your local group and someone will come and see the garden. It is lovely to be part of a like-minded group of people, and the NGS organisers are on hand to give advice and assistance throughout.


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