In 2021, we opened for the National Garden Scheme - always a daunting prospect!
The National Garden Scheme gives away £millions to nursing and health care charities and they are the largest ever donor to Macmillans, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Carers' Trust. In 2021 The NGS gave away £3,000,000 !When we lived in London I opened our garden for the NGS, but this will be the first time we've opened in Wiltshire. I love opening the garden - half the joy of having a garden is sharing it and especially with strangers. Gardening is a great leveller. In a former life I once listened, open mouthed while one of the UK's richest and most beautiful duchesses argued with a craggy old man who had an allotment in South London, about the best variety of potatoes. For me, that said it all! On the day of our opening the sun shone and over 200 people came which was fantastic!. Below are photos of the garden taken around that time. You can also see how we created the round iris bed and otherparts of the garden on the 'project' pages of the website, including this one:
Garden Projects - 2 circular beds and a pond by the grassy knoll