A date for your diary:
April 17 is the UK’s first-ever National Open Gardens Day. Places that usually charge for entry or are closed to the public are opening their gates for free on that day, to give as many people as possible the chance to visit them and be inspired.
The Royal Horticultural Society is kick-starting the campaign with its four amazing gardens – Wisley in Surrey, Hyde Hall in Essex, Rosemoor in North Devon and Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire. Some RHS partner gardens, National Gardens Scheme gardens and many more are also opening free on that day. See http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/National-Open-Gardens-Day;-17-April.aspx
It’s all part of National Gardening Week (April 13 – 19). Launched four years ago by the RHS, it has since grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. There are talks, walks, and of course, lots of wonderful parks and plants to see.
More details at http://www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/