Gardens in Winchelsea were scheduled to open for the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 20th June 2020.
Although some NGS gardens are now able to open with online booking and timed tickets, this isn’t a system that works for a garden group. We hope to be open in 2021.
We aren’t able to show you round this year. Scroll down to see a selection of pictures of our gardens that we hope you will enjoy.
All round the country gardens open for the NGS to raise money for charity. In 2019, nationally, almost £3 million was raised. Visitors to Winchelsea’s April and June openings contributed £9,500 to that total. Most of the charities the scheme supports are nursing charities and, because most gardens haven’t been able to open, they will be short of funds.
You can find out which gardens are able to open, and make a donation online by going to the NGS website. Thank you!
Backfields End Peter and Sandra Mackenzie Smith
Cleveland House Sarah and Jonathan Jempson
Cleveland Place Sally and Graham Rhodda
Evens James and Judith Payne
Giles Point Ant Parker and Tom Ashmore
King’s Leap Philip Kent
Lookout Cottage Mary and Roger Tidyman
Periteau House Lawrence and Felicity Youlten
Rye View Howard Norton and David Page
South Mariteau Robert and Sheila Holland
The Well House Alice Kenyon
Money from the sale of teas would have gone to Friary Gardeners. This project started in Winchelsea and is now based on the Ridge in Hastings. They would also have run a plant stall at our opening.
Friary Gardeners offers horticultural training and greater independence to adults with a wide spectrum of leaning difficulties in the Hastings and Rother area. It is a non profit making scheme and forms part of the Parchment Trust – a charity working in the field of learning disability and multiple and profound disability.
The gardens were also due to open on Sunday 21st June for the Friends of the Hospital at Rye
To find out more about the National Garden Scheme and to make an online donation to the nursing charities the scheme supports, click here. Thank you!
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