Spend a Perfect Summer Evening in a National Garden Scheme Garden

The National Garden Scheme opens over 3,500 exceptional gardens across England and Wales throughout the year, but if you can’t make it at the weekend don’t despair! Many of our gardens offer evening openings and the perfect chance to unwind from a busy day, some even offer home-baked pizza, barbeque or live music. Evening openings can be a perfect way to discover some of our gardens on your way home from work or just to view them in a different light and watching the sunset in beautiful surroundings.


Among them are:



15 The Avenue in Sutton, Surrey, a contemporary garden designed by RHS Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Marcus Barnett. Enjoy a number of contemporary sculptures and a contemporary outdoor room, lawn and wildflower meadow. Evening opening on the 6th July. MORE HERE


Tresillian Garden, Leicestershire  has a new summer evening opening which will offer a relaxing visit with live – but gentle – jazz. This secluded and quiet garden on the southern side of Melton Mowbray, features a wide range of interesting specimen trees, pond, natural bog garden and koi carp pond. Evening opening on the 6th July. MORE HERE


The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire has undergone a major programme of restoration which has both revealed the historic landscape designed by Capability Brown and is replenishing this with vast new contemporary plantings of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Their evening opening on the 12th June includes a tour with Trenthams’ Garden Team Manager, Carol Adam and Garden Team members Mark Porter and Richard Hilton. MORE HERE


Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion is a small C18 Welsh gentry estate set in the beautiful Dyffryn Aeron. Two extensive restored walled gardens produce home grown vegetables, fruit and herbs for sale. The kitchen garden sits at the core of the estate with a John Nash villa built in 1795 and home farm, all virtually unaltered since its construction. Their evening opening is on the 20th June. MORE HERE


For a wider selection of evening opening gardens across England and Wales see: https://www.ngs.org.uk/whats-new/lifestyle/post/a-perfect-summer-evening/

All pictures courtesy of the National Garden Scheme


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