Beautiful Spa gardens to be put on display

Droitwich Advertiser: The Cottage in Droitwich will be open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). The Cottage in Droitwich will be open to the public for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

GARDEN lovers are being invited to visit two Droitwich attractions this months.

The beautiful gardens will be on display in the town on Sunday, April 14 for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

The first is Malley and David Terry’s beautifully designed garden at 24 Alexander Avenue which has been designed to give a feeling of space and tranquillity. There are rare plants and shrubs in the borders, sweeping curves of lawns and paths to a small woodland area with a variety of shade loving plants and over 100 clematis varieties interlacing the surrounding high hedges. In addition there are drought tolerant plants in the south facing front gravel garden together with Alpine filled troughs. The spring bulbs should also be in prominence at the moment.

This garden was in the top ten small gardens to visit in an article in the Daily Telegraph four years ago and can be found just one mile south of Droitwich towards Worcester off the A38. It will be open from 2pm to 5.30pm and admission is £3 for adults and free for children.

The second garden is just five miles away in Broughton Green, just off the B4090 Droitwich to Feckenham Road. This is The Cottage, a plantsman’s half-acre garden, structured by formal hedges, topiary and mature fruit trees. There is year round colour and interest provided by unusual plants and shrubs together with a special nine month coloured grass area from September to May by bulbs and tubers plus crocus lawns in spring.

The Cottage will be open on both Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15th from 2pm until 5pm, admission £3.50 fro adults and free for children.

For more information on these and all NGS open gardens, visit the website at ngs.org.uk

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