The National Garden Scheme: Garden Open Days: 15 Penlands Rise, Steyning
NGS Open Gardens: 15 Penlands Rise and Nightingale House Steyning opening together for the National Garden Scheme in June
The cottage style small garden has evolved into a series of island beds with narrow paths in between. There are roses, clematis, many salvias and perennials. A collection of over 100 pots, many planted with hydrangeas, but the majority are a colourful mix of annuals and tender plants. There are steps into the garden, so not suitable for wheelchair access.
15 Penlands Rise Steyning BN44 3PJ is open for the National Garden Scheme Wed 21, Wed 28 June (10.30am-5pm). Combined admission with Nightingale House £7, children free. Home-made teas at Nightingale House. Book online on the NGS website or pay on the day.
About the National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme was founded in 1927 by The Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise money for district nurses. Ever since then it has given annual donations to nursing and health charities totalling over £67 million. It gives visitors unique, affordable access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands and raises impressive amounts through admission charges and the sale of tea and cake. Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK. As well as the Queen’s Nursing Institute, our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Parkinson’s UK. The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2016 commissioned The Kings Fund report Gardens and Health Our Gardens and Coronavirus 2020: The importance of gardens and outdoor spaces during lockdown report was published in September 2020.
For more information on the work of the National Garden Scheme, to find other gardens open in the area or to enquire about opening your own garden visit https://ngs.org.uk