The National Garden Scheme: Garden Open Days: The Folly Charlton
An acre of delicate jungle surrounding an Arts and Crafts style cottage (not open) with stunning views of the South Downs. Our unconventional garden is designed to encourage maximum wildlife with a knapweed and hogweed meadow on clay attracting clouds of butterflies, plus two small ponds and lots of seating.
The Folly opens for the National Garden Scheme Sun 25 June, Sun 23 July, Sun 20 Aug (2pm-5pm). Admission £5, children free. Home-made teas. Book online or pay on the day.
Visits also by arrangement 25 June to 20 August. . If you would like to arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit contact Joan Burnett & David Ward
07711 080851 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Folly Charlton Chichester PO18 0HU
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