Gardens open this weekend
Several gardens in mid Wales will be open under the National Gardens Scheme this weekend with children accompanying adults free of charge.
New for 2017 is Hurdley Hall in Churchstoke, open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm, admission, £4.50.
The two acre garden is set around a 17th century house with an additional 18 acres adjoining Roundton Hill National Nature Reserve. There are herbaceous and mixed borders, orchard, ponds, topiary and kitchen garden. Mown paths lead to a five acre Coronation Meadow, large newly planted orchard, pastures and new and ancient woodland with brook. Uneven ground and steep slopes give wide ranging views but may restrict access.
Live music from an orchestra will be played on Sunday from 2pm.
An old railway cottage, Tremynfa, Carreghofa Lane, Llanymynech, will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm, admission £4 for adults.
The acre of south facing garden was developed more than 10 years ago with borders, a patio area with views over Llanymynech Rocks, garden slopes and pet ducks. There will be hundreds of home grown plants for sale.
On Sunday from 1-5pm Cwm-Weeg, Dolfor, Newtown, will be open, admission £5.
The two and a half acre garden is set within 24 acres of wildflower meadows and bluebell woodland with a stream centred around a 15th century farmhouse.
Visitors are encouraged to take their cameras as the National Garden Scheme has partnered with BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine for a photography competition with top prizes including a private trip to our Mary Berry’s garden.
The National Garden Scheme started in 1927 and is now the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million. Beneficiary charities are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.