Nine gardens to savour


The National Garden Scheme will be in full swing in Winchelsea on Saturday, June 17. This major town event and popular annual climax to the summer gardening season will see nine gardens open, including two new ones. They’ll be open from 11am to 5pm and combined entry to all the gardens costs £7 for adults and is free for under 18s.

The gardens are King’s Leap, Periteau House, Cleveland Place, Giles Point, South Mariteau, The Orchards and Magazine House. Opening for the first time are Burrin House and The Rectory.

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There is off-street car parking available and plenty of signs round the town to guide visitors to the gardens. Coffees and teas will be served in Winchelsea church in the morning and teas in the New Hall from two in the afternoon.

Friary Gardeners, who originated in Winchelsea and work with people with learning and physical disabilities, will be mounting a plant stall in Castle Street. Charles Palmer Vineyards will also have a stall. Last year’s Winchelsea NGS opening raised over £7,000 for the medical and nursing charities the NGS supports and we hope that the generosity of our visitors will enable us to send another substantial sum this time.

On the afternoon of Sunday 18th, from 2pm to 5pm the gardens will open again in aid of the memorial hospital when combined entry also costs £7.

Image Credits: David Page , NGS .

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