The National Garden Scheme: Open Garden: Colwood House

12 acres of garden with mature and specimen trees from the late 1800s, lawns and woodland edge. Formal parterre, rose and herb gardens. 100ft terrace and herbaceous border overlooking flower rimmed croquet lawn. Cut turf labyrinth and forsythia tunnel. Water features, statues and gazebos. Pets’ cemetery. Giant chessboard. Lake with island and temple. Picnics welcome. Wheelchair access with gravel paths and some slopes.

Colwood House opens for the National Garden Scheme Sun 13 Aug (1pm-5pm). Admission £7, children free. Book your tickets in advance on the National Garden Scheme website or you can just turn up and pay on the day.

Visits also by arrangement 1 May to 1 Sept for groups of 10+.
If you would like to arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit contact Mrs Rosy Brenan 01444 461352

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