Thirteen Berkswell Gardens open for the first time this June

PUBLISHED: 11:31 26 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:34 26 June 2015

Some of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardens

Some of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardens

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On June 28, thirteen gardens around the village of Berkswell will welcome visitors as part of the National Gardens Sceme - raising money for palliative cancer care chairies.

Some of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardensSome of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardens

For the first time, thirteen gardens of Barskwell will open their doors as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). The NGS is the main fundraiser for palliative cancer care charities MacMillan Cancer Support, MarieCurie Cancer Care and Hospice UK, raising £2.5 million in 2014.

A beautiful Saxon village with a 12th Century Norman church, Berkswell was awarded Gold & Best Large Heart of England Village in the RHS 2014 Britain in Bloom. All garden styles are represented – small, large, formal, informal, wildlife-friendly – with imaginatively planted herbaceous borders and productive vegetable plots, and much to explore.

Some of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardensSome of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardens

Tickets and maps are available at each garden, with entry to all thirteen costing only £5. Visitors can look forward to home-made teas & home baking at Yew Tree Barn, Holly Oak, The Tower House & Eardley Cottage.

What to look forward to:

Some of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardensSome of the sights to look forward to at the Berkswell gardens

• Themed art exhibition at Fern Cottage where artist Jean Mauger’s wildlife garden is thriving. Wild strawberries edge the paths here, and skylarks nest in the rich variety of trees.

• The shady 66 year-old Fairways Christmas tree under whose shade jewelled lupins glow.

• Puck’s hosta garden, and the apiary at The Pines with its varied garden rooms.

• Handkerchief trees, giant Gunnera leaves beloved of the Pygmy tribes, and waist-high wild meadow at The Tower House.

• Fernery, vaulted maple avenue, long-lived Portuguese olive trees, and a bijou potting shed fashioned from decommissioned outside lavatory at Yew Tree Barn also hosting plant sale, bookstall, Alzheimer’s Research stand, and home-made ice cream.

• Laburnum Rood at Eardley Cottage with stunning views over neighbouring meadows where Berkswell cheese-producing sheep munch peaceably.

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SUNDAY 28 JUNE, 11 – 5pm, £5 combined admission, Children enter for free

Berkswell

Coventry

Warwickshire

CV7 7GG

For further information, visit: www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=32172

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