Manor House among private gardens opening for the National Gardens Scheme

Wayside Cottage, Barton le Clay, open for National Gardens Scheme.
Wayside Cottage, Barton le Clay, open for National Gardens Scheme.

Owners of private gardens across the country will be opening their gates this year to help raise millions for charities.

Beautiful outdoor spaces across Bedfordshire, from small town spaces to country gardens, will be welcoming visitors to admire their designs.

Wayside Cottage, Barton le Clay, open for National Gardens Scheme.

Wayside Cottage, Barton le Clay, open for National Gardens Scheme.

Although the scheme started earlier in the spring, the season gets into full swing on the weekend of June 6 and 7 for the national open weekend festival.

Among a number joining the festival openings is the garden of Nigel Barrett at Wayside Cottage, 74 Manor Road, Barton-le-Clay, a half-acre space developed over 50 years, with waterfalls among the features.

The cottage is opening on Sunday, June 21, 2pm until 5pm, in a combined admission with The Manor House, at 87 Manor Road, which has a garden designed in the 1930s, which has a sunken garden, water features and magnificent wisteria. Admission is £4 for adults, children admitted free.

You can find full details of gardens at www.ngs.org.uk

Manor House, Barton le Clay, open for National Gardens Scheme.

Manor House, Barton le Clay, open for National Gardens Scheme.

In 2014 the NGS raised £2.5m and made donations to Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Carers Trust, Hospices UK, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Perennial, National Trust and Parkinson’s UK.

Manor House, Barton le Clay, open for the National Gardens Scheme.

Manor House, Barton le Clay, open for the National Gardens Scheme.