National Garden Scheme Open Gardens in Ely

A group of six gardens will be opening to visitors on Sunday 9th June 2019 in Ely, Cambridgeshire as part of the National Garden Scheme.

A delightful and varied group of 6 gardens will be opening their gates to visitors again in Ely on Sunday 9thJune, as part of the National Garden Scheme.  The National Garden Scheme raises money to support a range of charities.

In 2018, a record total of £3.1 million was raised, including for Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and Hospice UK.

The six gardens opening  include 12 Chapel Street, 42 Cambridge Road, The Bishop of Ely’s garden in the Gallery, Bishop Woodford House, 42 Cambridge Road, and two new gardens for 2019, 17b Hills Lane and 5b Downham Road. They all offer a variety of gardening styles and interests, including  examples of smaller town courtyard gardens, which provide a range of ideas of what can be achieved in smaller spaces; the Bishop’s House with an impressive formal rose garden providing a backdrop to usually unseen views of the Cathedral and a miniature railway at 12 Chapel Street, that provides much enjoyment for all.

Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome by garden owners, who will be on-hand to answer any  questions and tell you more about their gardens. Ken Ellis, Ely NGS Garden Organiser, who has been opening his garden at 12 Chapel Street since 2004, says “We want visitors to enjoy our gardens and many who visited last year told me they felt inspired by them. The Ely garden owners work hard to make their gardens at their very best for the day and should be proud of what they all achieve. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors old and new this year”

The gardens are open from mid day ‘till 6pm, combined admission is £6, children free.  Your garden visit can start at any one of the six gardens and you will be provided with a map so you can easily locate them all in central Ely.  Homemade-teas will be available at 42 Cambridge Road and a plant sale at will be held at 12 Chapel Street.

Press release from Ely Open Gardens

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