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Monday, 19 July 2010

National Garden Schemes Yellow Book

It's the NGS, the National Gardens Scheme.

Volunteers offer to open their gardens for the public to visit for a small entrance fee which goes to charity. They produce the yellow book with all the gardens and dates they are open. It's a big honour to be chosen because they get lots of people wanting to do it but only select a few. They come and inspect your garden and are on the look-out for unusual plants, designs etc.


My friend Patsy from Weston has been chosen this year, She's got an amazing garden, like a topical jungle , full of plants form her native Jamaica. She had her first open day today, complete with scones and tea!

They featured her garden in the local paper.

Patsy's Garden

These open ideas are a good idea for a day out, if you love gardens, have a look in the Yellow Book for local ones.

Yellow Book

2 comments:

that_woman 19 July 2010 at 14:10  

Your friends garden looks and sounds amazing.

Goldy 29 July 2010 at 09:44  

Just noticed this post, have checked and yes there are a couple in my town:0) and the gardens are really good.........Don't think mine will ever make the grade though

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