IT is quite unusual for National Gardens Scheme (NGS) gardens to open mid week – most open only at weekends – but garden owners Sue and John Fletcher from Showell Road, Droitwich, have realised that for some, mid-week is best.

So they are once again opening their garden at no 30, called ‘Hiraeth’, on Wednesday, August 8 from noon until 5pm.

Hiraeth has been described as ‘A haven on the way to heaven’.

It is a traditional cottage garden with some unusual plants, herbaceous borders, hostas, ferns, arches, a pool and waterfall, together with a 200 year old style, and some wood and metal sculptures. It is a true oasis of colours in a garden not to be missed. 

Admission is £3 for adults, with children admitted free, and there will be plants and refreshments for sale.

More information on all NGS gardens can be found in the Worcestershire NGS leaflet, the NGS “Yellow Book” or by visiting the website at