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19th November 2017

National Garden Scheme – Open Day


The Museum of East Anglian Life’s spectacular Walled Garden has been accepted into the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) for 2015. We are very excited to be opening our gates for this worthy cause on Sunday July 12th 2015.

The scheme supports nursing and caring charities throughout the UK by opening thousands of gardens, many of which are not normally open to the public. With a prestigious reputation, NGS puts gardens ‘on the map’, bringing them to the attention of enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Walled-gardenAn oasis in the heart of Stowmarket, the ½ acre walled Victorian kitchen garden has been restored and replanted since 2012. Showcasing many heritage vegetable varieties as well as trained fruit trees, herb bed, cut flower border, old roses and apple tunnel. It also boasts a renovated greenhouse, potting shed and conservatory.

Many of those responsible for working to transform the Walled Garden will be available to speak to and ask questions to on the day, with tea and cake available to purchase.
Entry is just £2.50 per person (children free) with money raised going to the NGS’s chosen charities.

The NGS beneficiaries are Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Queen’s Nursing Institute, Hospice UK, Carers Trust and Perennial as well as Parkinson’s UK who are the guest charity for 2015.

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