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NGS: Abbot’s Way

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A few weeks ago, we went to see our nearest NGS garden. NGS is the National Gardens Scheme, a charity where people who have a particularly beautiful private garden, open it to the paying public for one or two afternoons a year. The money generated goes to charity. The majority of NGS gardens are domestic gardens that have come under the care of a particularly enthusiastic and talented gardener.

To give an idea of the high standard of these gardens, here’s a gallery of pictures that were taken at the one we visited.

This NGS garden was a large domestic garden and its special feature is a 116ft long pergola covered with climbing plants and roses flanked by 180ft of herbaceous borders on either side. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a natural pond with fish and a bridge going over it.

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I'm Sunil Patel, this is me. I created the Garden at 13 Broom Acres and I open it to visitors. I also bake and write blog posts giving a "behind the scenes" look into what it's like to maintain such a garden.

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Mrs Mac 02/07/2012 - 8:45 am

Thanks for the pics, Sunil, I too love visiting gardens. I am working my way up my garden (about 10 feet per year), laying out my version of “grand” borders…. my yellow and white border is the best so far, and every year, I add more stock and feel really pleased with myself!


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