For a “secret garden” trip this summer, head to one of the National Garden Scheme’s private gardens in England and Wales.
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 private gardens in England and Wales, and raises money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.
The private gardens are open to the public on select days, and there’s also a number of gardens operating one-off pop-up openings.
You can check the National Garden Scheme’s website for listings in your area. A particular highlight is the one-acre Eureka garden in Westerham Hill. The family-friendly garden, with its blaze of colourful displays in perennial borders and two “secret” paths, also features impressive garden art including a 12ft red dragon.
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