Friday 4th May 2018 – Free Garden Entry for National Garden Day
National Gardening Week by the Royal Horticultural Society is the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. As part of National Gardening Week, there is National Open Garden Day on 4th May 2018.
We are delighted to be throwing open our garden for free on National Open Garden Day. Free garden entry will apply during normal opening hours on Friday 4th May – 1pm to 5pm.
Talk to the experts
Both garden-owner, Vanessa Cook, and vegetable gardening expert, Tony Chalcraft, will be in the garden to answer your questions and provide hints and tips on how to make the most from your garden. This is the perfect opportunity to be inspired by the variety of the garden and to learn from the experts.
Enjoy the spring flowers
We know that our visitors will welcome the opportunity to start spring with a free visit to Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. Depending on the weather spring flowers such as daffodils and pulmonaria will be in bloom. The garden will be full of bird song as birds arrive in the garden for the breeding season.
Buy plants for your own garden
You will also be able to buy plants from our large selection of herbaceous plants in the nursery – ask if you need help to make the right choice for your garden.
Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake
The Cafe will be open for light refreshments.
“Entrancing, beguiling, visual…”
As the Royal Horticultural Society says:
“Gardens are one of the greatest things about the UK and we at National Gardening Week are passionate about them. We are asking gardens that normally charge for entry or that are closed to the public on that day to take part in National Gardening Day. We want to invite the public to spend the day with us – celebrating and discovering the fantastic, entrancing, historical, beguiling, visual, educational and delicious array of gardens that we are lucky enough to have in this country.”