There is still time to help us celebrate our gardens and raise funds for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities by hosting a Great British Garden Party. Create a wonderful sense of occasion and have fun with our three step guide to make your flower crown at ngs.org.uk/fundraising-tips/ Tracey Cresswell shares some cake decorating ideas with a wild garden theme. Learn how to make bumble bees and chocolate honeycomb and beautiful butterflies to lend a sense of fun to your cup cakes. And how edible flowers can add the perfect finishing touch. To watch the video go to ngs.org.uk/plan-your-event-tips-and-inspiration/ The official Great British Garden Party dates are Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th September, but choose when is best for you. Together we can help support our nurses and celebrate the joy our gardens give us.
POWYS GARDENS OPENING IN SEPTEMBER
4th Sept 1 – 4.30pm Little House, Llandinam, Newtown SY17 5BH
Slate & bark paths give access to the many features. Sensory garden alive with colour & wonderful scents. 500+ different plants, many propagated for sale. Teas available.
5th Sept noon-5pm Vaynor Park, Welshpool, SY21 8QE Teas available
South facing herbaceous borders with late flowering salvias, penstemons and dahlias. Rambling roses scale the Douglas firs planted 100 years ago. Banks of blue hydrangeas.
11th and 12th Sept 2 to 5.30pm Church House Llandefalle, Brecon LD3 0ND
A garden of different moods, areas enclosed by shrubs and trees. A small meadow parterre is underway to facilitate the transition from garden to fields and view of the Black Mountains.
15th Sept The Kitchen Garden, Ty Mawr, Llangasty, Brecon LD3 7PJ
Tickets need to be booked online at ngs.org.uk for tours at 11am, 12.30 and 2pm Admission includes talk and tour of this new garden opening for the first time in 2021.
19th Sept 2-5pm Pen-y-maes, Hay on Wye HR3 5PP
Here vegetables grown for the eye and the table mix with pretty flower borders, soft fruit and climbers. An orchard of low apple varieties, perry pears, quince and a fine Mulberry.