Private View: Glorious NGS Gardens Open By Arrangement

Within the growing family of Warwickshire NGS garden owners, you will find a group which takes particular pleasure in welcoming visitors into their exceptional gardens by special arrangement on a pre-arranged date.

These are our Open By Arrangement (OBA) gardens which owners open for a nominal sum destined for the cancer and palliative care beneficiaries that the National Gardens Scheme has been supporting since 1927. Our current beneficiaries include Macmillan Nurses, Hospice UK, Parkinsons UK, Marie Curie, Carer’s Trust, Maggie’s and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

At an unhurried pace, the full range of NGS garden styles – new, familiar, large, small, wildlife, formal, cottage or potager – may be strolled through, with the garden owners on hand and keen to answer any queries.

Teas and light refreshments can be arranged with the garden owner prior to the visit and so the varied horticultural delights on offer can be enjoyed in a thoroughly pleasant outing for groups of garden visitors.

Below is a selection of Warwickshire OBA gardens. For full list with photographs please visit ngs.org.uk, thank you.

Admington Hall, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4JN

Mark & Antonia Davies Tel: 01789 450279

Impressive 10 acre garden with mature trees, shrubs, borders, veg.patch, beech tunnel and water garden. OBA to October for groups up to 20 – £7.50.

10 Avon Carrow, Avon Dassett

Anna Prosser Tel: 01295 690926 Email: annaatthecarrow@btopenworld.com

A 60-metre-long garden with a number of rooms with informal planting of shrubs and flowers, a fruit area and parterre patch of vegetables. OBA to October for groups of 5-20 – £5.00.

Broadacre, Dorridge, B93 8QA

John Woolman Tel: 07818 082885

Wildlife-friendly countryside garden with spectacular old oaks. OBA until December – £5.00.

Elm Close, Welford on Avon

Glenis & Eric Dyer Tel: 01789 750793

Abundantly-planted borders and impressive array of clematis. OBA until October for groups of 10-30 – £4.00

Fieldgate, Kenilworth

Liz & Bob Watson Tel: 01926 512307 Email: liz.watson@ngs.org.uk

Charming garden in Old Town. OBA until September – £4.00.

19 Leigh Crescent, Long Itchington

Tony Shorthouse Tel: 01926 817192 Email: tonyshorthouse19@gmail.com

An extraordinary rainforest of a garden in deepest Warwickshire. OBA for groups 5-10 – £4.00.

6 Canon Price Road, Barford, CV35 8EQ

Marie-Jane Roberts Tel: 07775 584336

Colourful village garden with fine display of dahlias. OBA until September – £5.00.

Oak House, Bubbenhall, CV8 3LW

Helena Grant Tel: 07731 419685 Email: helena.grant@btinternet.com

Garden on 2 levels with 7 seating areas. OBA to up to 20 – £5.00.