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Selection of NGS gardens are reopening following lockdown

Published: June 2, 2020 at 9:32 am

The National Garden Scheme closed its gardens at the start of lockdown and will now begin to reopen them

The National Garden Scheme has announced it will be reopening some of its gardens following easing of lockdown restrictions in this country.


The NGS announced that some of the gardens in England will open to members of the public on a pre-booked basis, with each week the list of open gardens being added to.

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This week thirteen gardens in the south west will reopen including Stoneleigh Down in Bristol, Dunley House in Devon, Carlton Road North in Dorset and The Old Rectory in Dorset.

So far two gardens in the north will reopen including Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Cheshire and The Beacon in Northumberland. In Bedfordshire Southill Park will open and in Cambridgeshire Staploe Gardens will open. For the full list of gardens, head to the NGS website. 

Entry costs are from £3 and tickets can be booked via the website. Visitors will be given a specific time slot and visiting time and are asked not to travel more than 20 miles to see a garden. No refreshments will be available on sites and people are asked to observe social distancing measures during their visit.


The announcement comes following the news that the National Trust and RHS will be reopening their gardens from this week. 


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


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