Your Perfect Garden Awaits...

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Founded in 1927 to support district nurses, we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK and our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health Week to raise awareness of the topic.

No two gardens are the same, they can be large, small, quirky and so on, even a garden that may seem huge will almost certainly have something that can be incorporated into even the smallest garden so size really does not matter! In the NE Wales region, there are a number of gardens and in the Wrexham area you can find the following gardens:

  • 30 June, The Beeches, Penley, 1pm - 5pm

  • 4 August, Erddig Allotments, 2pm - 5pm

  • 15 September, Erlas Victorian Walled Garden, 10.30am - 3.30pm

There are many other fine gardens in South Cheshire and North Shropshire as well as further afield in NE Wales and the North West of England There is a modest entry fee and parking is usually not problematic.

Most gardens will offer tea and cake and many will also have plants for sale. Children are usually free to enter. More details are available at: www.ngs.org.uk where you will find details and photos of the gardens that are open along with opening times, teas, plants, dogs, access issues etc.

Please do support the NGS it is a very well worth charity and who know, you might even be tempted to open your own garden and share it with so many others.

Victoria Lee