Despite some showers, our open garden day at Crows Nest Cottage on April 15th 2012 went very well and we would like to thank all those who supported us, either selling tickets, selling teas or just by coming along. Including all the helpers we had over 150 people and collected £430 on the gate including some donations, £230 from teas and £65.45p selling plants. The money raised from the plant sale is going towards the new Oxton planters. The balance has been sent to the NGS to support their nominated charities which include Macmillan cancer support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help the Hospices.
Tom Heinersdorff & Joan Arnold
More garden openings:
Sunday 27th May from 12 noon until 5 p.m.
Thursday 21st June in the evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Three Oxton gardens open for the NGS
Tea will be served on the Sunday and a glass of wine on the Thursday evening.
Enjoy the diversity of these three gardens. The tiny bijoux courtyard garden at Roman Way illustrates creative use of a small space with sunny rockery, manicured lawns, a water feature and shady corners. Cross over the road to Home Farm Cottage, a delightful, traditional country cottage garden crammed full of unusual plants. In this colourful, ever-changing, surprising garden you will find narrow paths leading to hidden corners. Walk through the rose arch down to the stumpery and sit and enjoy the views. Just around the corner, a short walk up Forest Road will take you to Crow’s Nest Cottage, a large bird-friendly garden with ponds, a stream and waterfalls. See the teardrop garden round the side of the house and find different clematis and the secret arbour amongst the rhododendrons and hydrangeas.
Combined entry is £4. Children are free.
You can find us on the NGS website: www.ngs.org.uk