Turn End Garden is opening again this year to support the National Garden Scheme (NGS); the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the UK. Opening on May Day, Monday 1st May from 14.00-17.30, the garden will be bursting into life with colours from bulbs and early perennials. Garden visitors will be able to enjoy the different planting styles of Turn End garden, including a dry garden, a small woodland with spring bulbs, a formal box garden with bedding, a sunken garden surrounding the Victorian coach house as well as mixed borders around a curving lawn – all framed by ancient mud walls and mature trees. Pools, pergolas clad with climbers and secluded seating can also be discovered. Entrance is £4.50 and goes directly to the NGS scheme.
The garden studio of Artist-in-Residence Heather Hunter, who specialises in artists’ books and prints will also be open. Homemade teas and cakes will be served in Aid of Christian Aid. Books about Turn End and the work of Peter Aldington will be on sale as well as plants home-grown in Turn End’s small nursery.
Beneficiary charities of the NGS scheme are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities. Over £50 million has been donated to beneficiaries since the Charity was founded in 1927, of which over £25 million has been donated within the last ten years.