TO CELEBRATE the 90th birthday of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) Marlbrook Gardens in Bromsgrove and Hiraeth Garden in Droitwich will be open next weekend with all proceeds being donated to charity.
Marlbrook and Hiraeth Gardens are just two of many Worcestershire gardens open to customers during the birthday weekend between May 27 and May 29.
Marlbrook Gardens consist of two separate gardens in Bromsgrove – Round Hill Garden in Braces Lane and Oak Tree House on the main Birmingham Road. Both will be open next Sunday from 1.30pm until 5.30pm with entry being £5 for both.
There will also be refreshments, plants for sale and a small garden themed quiz for children. All the funds raised from the sales of refreshments will go to Bromsgrove’s Basement Project which helps the homeless, those threatened with homelessness and those suffering from the effects of it.
The Hiraeth Garden, at 30 Showell Road, features a 300-year-old olive tree. All the gardens have been recognised as being some of the most beautiful in the country. Hiraeth opens from 2pm until 5.30pm and entry is £3.50. Children go free at both events.
The NGS has raised over £50 million during the last 90 years with the help of garden owners allowing visitors to tour their grounds for a small fee. Causes include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, and Hospice UK.
Story by Joseph Weeks.