There are approximately 48 gardens open to visit within a 25 mile radius of Lancaster that are in the National Garden Scheme. A small entry fee raises millions of pounds from all over the UK, for nursing and caring charities, last year 2.7 million pounds was raised.
The National Gardens Scheme opens gardens in England and Wales for charity. It was founded in 1927 in England with the aim of “opening gardens of quality, character and interest to the public for charity”. Our continuing support means that for most of our beneficiaries we are the largest cumulative donor in their histories.
Sunday 22 May (10am – 5pm), Saturday 18 June (1 – 7pm),
Sunday 19 June (10am – 5pm).
Combined admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas at 111 Main Street.
There are three gardens are spread across the village and offer a wide variety of planting and design ideas including cottage charm, unusual herbaceous and more formal approaches. During the 22nd May opening, 3 local makers/designers will be displaying and selling garden related products . On Saturday 18th June, between 5pm and 7pm, gardens will be offering a glass of wine (at extra charge).
2 Church Hill Avenue, Warton, LA5 9NU
This is a mature suburban garden with something of interest for plant lovers at all times of year.
111 Main Street, Warton, LA5 9PJ
A steep flight of steps leads to a series of garden rooms which have been created over the past few years.
Tudor House, 137 Main Street, Warton, LA5 9QF A small, well stocked cottage garden divided into 3 parts.
CLEARBECK HOUSE Mewith Lane, Higher Tatham, LA2 8PJ
OPEN: Sunday 29 May, Monday 30 May, Sunday 26 June, Sunday 3 July (11am – 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Light refreshments.
A surprise round every corner’ is the most common response as visitors encounter fountains, streams, ponds, sculptures, boathouses and follies: Rapunzel’s tower, temple, turf maze, giant fish made of CDs, walk-through pyramid. 2-acre wildlife lake attracts many species of insects and birds. Planting incl herbaceous borders, grasses, bog plants and many roses. Vegetable and fruit garden.Painting studio open. Children- friendly including a quiz. Artists and photographers welcome by arrangement.
SUMMERDALE HOUSE Nook, Lupton, LA6 1PE Every Fri & Sat Until 30th July 114.30 Sunday 19th June 11am – 4,30pm Home made teas – Sunday Only £4 children Free. 1½-acre part-walled country garden set around C18 former vicarage. Several defined areas have been created by hedges, each with its own theme and linked by intricate cobbled pathways. Beautiful setting with fine views across to Farleton Fell. Traditional herbaceous borders, ponds, woodland and meadow planting provide year round interest. Large collections of auricula, primulas and snowdrops.
Find more gardens open to view http://www.ngs.org.uk