National Garden Scheme Open Day
July 7th 2018
QNI Head of Communications, Matthew Bradby, is opening his London garden for The National Garden Scheme.
Entry on the door is £3.50 and tea, cakes and home made preserves and wine will also be available.
Everyone is warmly welcome to attend and we will also be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the NHS.
Full information about the event is available on the NGS website. The garden entry on the National Garden Scheme website says:
Diverse 40 metre plot with lawn dominated by large weeping willow, giving dappled shade over fan palms, grasses, ferns and climbers. Patio with exotics in pots. Fruit and vegetable garden with large banana plant, grapevine, olive, climbing roses, greenhouse and goldfish pond. Mainly organic and managed for nature, this is a very tranquil and welcoming garden.
The garden is found within Tower Gardens Estate, a secluded cottage garden suburb laid out by London County Council in the early 20th C in the Arts and Crafts style. The original garden boundaries are low wooden rails, allowing light to penetrate and giving views of neighbouring plots. Sections of trellis support climbers including clematis, honeysuckle, jasmine and roses.
Current planting is a mixture of the long established trees and shrubs and newer, more exotic additions, giving contrasting impressions and views as you move around the garden. Fruit and vegetable garden includes gooseberries, redcurrants, blackberries, strawberries and perennial herbs. The goldfish pond is constructed from the concrete base of a WWII Anderson shelter.