Beautiful gardens open their gates to the public in the Harborough area this month

The event is part of the National Garden Scheme

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 11:58 am
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 12:00 pm
Oak Tree House in bloom

You will be able to get out and about to enjoy a range of beautiful gardens in the Market Harborough area as part of the National Garden Scheme throughout June.

Snowdrop Ridge on The Ridgeway in Market Harborough is being thrown open to visitors on Sunday June 13.

It has natural planting and self-seeded plants on three levels as well as a second-hand book and craft sale.

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On Sunday June 20 you’ll get the chance to go along to Westbrook House at Little Bowden.

The wonderful six-acre garden boasts a walled flower and kitchen garden, woodland paths and a meadow with a wildflower area and hornbeam avenue.

Stoke Albany House, a four-acre country house garden, will be open on the following Wednesdays – June 16, 23 and 30.

Over the weekend of June 26 and 27, June Oak Tree House in South Kilworth opens its enchanting country garden.

There is almost an acre packed full of colour with both formal design and cottage style planting.

A myriad of fascinating features include extensive herbaceous borders, vegetable plots, pond, greenhouse, a shady area and extensive collections in pots.

The garden is “home to everything” from alpines to trees.

There is also a dramatic arched pergola, which is illustrated.

For full details, pre booking and opening times www.ngs.org.ukIn 2020 the National Garden Scheme commissioned a report into gardens and health which highlighted the value of being outside and visiting gardens for our physical and mental health.

“We know our visitors find spending time in our gardens beneficial to their wellbeing,” said the National Garden Scheme.

“In addition, the funds raised from these visits are vital to nursing and cancer charities, who are in great need of funds.”