Tickets on sale for open garden in Kenilworth

It will be opening this weekend

Monday, 15th June 2020, 11:32 am
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 11:43 am

Tickets are now on sale for an open garden in Kenilworth.

Warwickshire county National Garden Scheme organiser Liz Watson will be opening her garden to visitors in Fieldgate this weekend.

The National Garden Scheme raises money for nursing and healthcare charities each year through the open gardens across the UK.

Warwickshire county National Garden Scheme organiser Liz Watson will be opening her garden to visitors in Fieldgate this weekend. Photo supplied
Warwickshire county National Garden Scheme organiser Liz Watson will be opening her garden to visitors in Fieldgate this weekend. Photo supplied

The 1/4 acre garden of Liz's family home at Fieldgate is set out formally with lawns, colourful herbaceous borders, and a pond.

In June, the roses are star performers, with large blooms rambling through holly and yew, and bush roses in the borders amidst abundant perennials.

Blue geranium, tall yellow verbascum and many-coloured salvia will be joined by yellow and orange heleniums and pink and white phlox by the end of June.

This year’s project has been clearing old compost bins and a decrepit shed from under the ancient beech at the top of the garden.

Retired engineers Liz and husband Bob plan to transform this spot into a woodland area over the winter ; any visitors' ideas on design and what to plant would be very welcome.

The garden will be open on June 20 and June 21 and admission will be by pre-booked slots only.

Tickets for timed visits (one hour duration) can only be booked at: https://ngs.org.uk/product-category/garden-tickets/the-midlands/