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The National Garden Scheme: Enjoy snowdrops and spring bulbs at The Old Vicarage Washington, West Sussex

18 April / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Put on your hats, gloves and wellies and head out to enjoy the heart-warming pleasure of National Garden Scheme snowdrop gardens this February and March.

The Old Vicarage Washington https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21793/the-old-vicarage is a great place to see a stunning display of spring colour. Each year thousands of spring bulbs, including 2000 tulips, are planted in the 3½ acre garden, which is set around an 1832 Regency house (not open) in the pretty village of Washington, West Sussex. In addition to this dazzling treat, the garden has many wonderful features to see including mature and specimen trees, a Japanese garden, an Italianate gazebo, water gardens and numerous creatively planted herbaceous borders. The working kitchen garden has glasshouses, fruit cages, orchard and vegetables. Throughout the garden, there are well placed seating areas to take in the stunning West Sussex scenery. The treehouse is much loved by young and old alike, from here the nature vie wing platform opens on to the woodland copse area which incorporates a stream and architectural stumpery. Everyone loves the topiary of characters who watch over the tennis court. Whatever the weather, there is a haven in the conservatory where refreshments are available.

The Old Vicarage The Street Washington, Sussex RH20 4AS is open for the National Garden Scheme every Thursday until 10th October 2024 (10am-5pm) Admission £7, children free. Pre-booking on the National Garden Scheme website essential https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21793/the-old-vicarage Also open on other dates in April, May, June, August and by arrangement, see NGS website for details. Self-service light refreshments, Picnics Welcome.

The National Garden Scheme
Founded in 1927 by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise funds for community nursing means that gardens, health and community are at the heart of what we do at the National Garden Scheme. Every ticket bought, every garden visited, and every cake and cup of tea savoured translates into millions of pounds in donations not only to some of the UK’s best loved nursing and health charities but to garden charities and community projects too. In 2023 we made donations of £3,403,960. Beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK. For more information on the work of the National Garden Scheme, to find other gardens open in the area or to enquire about how to open your own garden visit https://ngs.org.uk


18 April
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The National Garden Scheme
01483 211535
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The Old Vicarage The Street Washington, Sussex RH20 4AS
The Old Vicarage The Street Washington, Sussex RH20 4AS
Washington, West Sussex RH20 4AS United Kingdom
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