Whether your dad is an allotment ace, a horticultural hero or simply a cake connoisseur, why not treat him to a garden visit over the Father’s Day weekend on June 15th and 16th ? Spending time with family and friends in a beautiful National Garden Scheme garden, enjoying the labour of others and some serious home-made cake has got to be better than socks!
There are 218 exceptional gardens opening under the National Garden Scheme on June 15th and 16th – discover them all online at: https://www.ngs.org.uk/fathers-day-gardens/
Or meander through our selection:
The Old Rectory Inkpen, Berkshire
On a gentle hillside with lovely countryside views, the Old Rectory offers a peaceful setting for this pretty two acre garden. Enjoy strolling through the formal and walled gardens, herbaceous borders, pleached lime walk and wild flower meadow.
June 16, 2019 14:00 – 17:00
Refreshments: Home-made teas at adjacent St Michael’s Church. Combined admin with Kirby House £8, child free. Refreshments in aid of St Michael’s Church.
Full details: https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/10021/
Bryngwyn, Aberystwyth, Wales
Traditional wildflower rich hay meadows managed for wildlife. As a result of conservation grazing, hedgerow renovation and tree planting, habitat has been restored such that numbers and diversity of wild flowers and wildlife have increased. Pond with associated water loving plants. Meander along mown paths through the meadows. Small orchard containing Welsh heritage apples and pears.
June 15, 2019 10:30 – 16:30
Refreshments: Home-made teas.
Admission: Adult: £3.50 Child: Free
Full details: https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/36469/
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall
Infuse your senses with colour and scent in the unique sub-tropical gardens basking in the mild climate and salty breeze. Clinging to granite slopes the terraced beds tier steeply to the ocean’s edge, boasting tender exotics from places such as Mexico, the Canary Islands and South Africa.
Features and Attractions: Laundry lawn, mackerel bank, pill box, gun emplacement, tiered terraces, well, tortoise lawn. Walled gardens, seagull seat.
June 16, 2019 10:30 – 17:00
Admission: Adult: £8.00 Child: £4.00
Full details: https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/4819/