The season starts this month when six Winchelsea Gardens open for the National Garden Scheme. The event takes place on Saturday 14th April 2018 and the gardens will be open from 1pm to 5.30pm. The money raised goes, as always, to the nursing charities that the NGS supports. This Spring, teas in the New Hall will be provided by the Friends of the Conquest Hospital and the money they raise will go to the hospital’s scanner appeal. Six gardens will be open: King’s Leap, Rye View, The Well House, Cleveland House, Cleveland Place and Periteau House.

On Tuesday 1st May, several of these gardens and some others will open for St Michael’s Hospice.

The main NGS opening of the summer comes on Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th June.

Country Living are promising us an article in their June edition.

It was a record year for East Sussex NGS with over £160,000 raised from garden openings around the county in 2017.