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Popular Marlbrook gardens to go on display
3:00pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
GARDEN enthusiasts are being given the chance to view three popular gardens in Bromsgrove under a national scheme.
And organisers say it could be the last ever opportunity to visit one of the Marlbrook gardens.
The gardens, two in Braces Lane and one in Birmingham Road, have proved popular when they have been previously opened to the public under the National Garden Scheme (NGS).
The owners of the Saranacris garden, John and Janet Morgan, have decided to take it off public display in 2014, and are yet to decide whether they will reopen it again in the future.
The garden is built into an old sand quarry, so is very steep. It has been designed by the owners to make use of the different levels with ponds and waterfalls and also includes two glass houses containing exotic plants.
The second garden, Round Hill Garden, is just two doors down in Braces Lane.
It has been opening for the last 10 years, and owners Alan and Lyn Nokes, along with John and Janet Morgan, have been presented with commemorative NGS trowels to recognise this achievement.
Round Hill Garden is still on a slope but much gentler than Saranacris and features a Mediterranean style patio, a large pond, herbaceous borders as well as lawns and a large and impressive vegetable garden.
The third garden at Oak Tree House in Birmingham Road is a cottage style plantsman’s garden with two ponds, a small waterfall, grassed paths and a number of interesting artefacts.
The gardens are being opened 6.30pm until 10pm this Saturday evening, (August 24), and again the following day, August 25, 1.30am until 5.30pm.
Entrance to all three gardens on the Saturday night is £6, which include a free drink, and costs £5 on the Sunday.
For more details on all gardens open in Worcestershire under the NGS scheme, see ngs.org.uk.
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