Open gardens raising money for health charities under the National Garden Scheme in April and May

PUBLISHED: 15:17 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:17 20 March 2019

Tulips Magnolia

Tulips Magnolia


Gardens with tulips are open this spring for The National Garden Scheme raising money for health charities.

Gardens with tulips are open this spring for The National Garden Scheme where people open their private gardens to raise money for health charities.

See tulips at Mayfield Farm and two other gardens in the village of Ardleigh, near Colchester, C07 7LZ on Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14. 11am-4pm both days. Combined entry is £6, children free.

South Shoebury Hall in Shoeburyness and has thousands of tulips. There are also foxtail lilies on eight-foot stems.

South Shoebury Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9DN is open on Sunday, April 28 2–5pm, £4, children admitted free.

Open gardens are also being held at Ulting Wick, Maldon CM9 6QX, on Sunday, April 28 11am–5pm and Friday, May 3, 2 to 5pm. £5, children admitted ree.

Other open gardens are at Furzelea, Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR on Wednesday, May 1 and Sunday May 5 11am–5pm, £5, children free.

The scheme helps Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. It has raised £50 million Since it was founded in 1927.

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