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National Garden Scheme


I am sure those of you who have managed to obtain a copy of the 2021 Hampshire Yellow Booklet can’t fail to have noticed that it is a much-slimmed down version. BUT this certainly does not mean that there are less gardens to choose from. Far from it. This year (including the gardens opening as part of a Group) we have 116 gardens opening. This is up there with our recent years. Now at last we’ve got the sunshine. Perfect weather for Garden Visiting. Maybe you are planning a Staycation - what could be better than visiting a few NGS Gardens - often described as ‘Britain’s Best Value Day Out’. With the added bonus of the ever-popular NGS Home-made Teas, you can’t go wrong. Here are just a few within 15 miles of Chineham. 1 POVEY’S COTTAGE Baughurst Tadley RG26 5SN Open: Sat & Sun 3rd & 4th July 12pm to 5pm Admission: Adults £4.00 children free Refreshments: Home-made teas https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37061 Cottage garden with herbaceous borders, fruit & veg and a wildflower meadow. Also features an unusual natural swimming pond. COMBINED OPENING: ‘SELBORNE’ + EAST WORLDHAM MANOR Alton GU34 3AE & 3AX Open: Sat & Sun 31st July & 1st Aug 2pm to 5pm: Admission: £6.00 children free Refreshments: Available at both. https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/15117 A chance to visit two very different gardens, one, a 1/2-acre plot, a mature cottage style garden and the other a double walled garden featuring fruit, veg, flower borders and so much more…. NEW FOR 2021 BLOUNCE HOUSE South Warnborough RG29 1RX Open: Wed 28th July & Sun 1st August 1pm to 4pm Admission: £4.00 children free Refreshments: Available https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/42155 A 2-acre garden with mixed planting and colour themed borders. A visit to one of our gardens means that you are helping to support our extremely deserving beneficiaries. We are the main benefactor to many of our charities, which makes our fund-raising so much more vital. Pat Beagley (Publicity) National Garden Scheme – Hampshire


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