05 Jul Four gardens in the historic town of Harwich to open for the National Garden Scheme in July
There are four outstanding Harwich gardens opening as a group on Sunday 17th July to raise money for the National Garden Scheme. Each showcases a different gardening style and all are located in the centre of this charming seaside town.
30 Kings Head Street, the garden can be found at the back of what was the Ebenezer Chapel built by the Methodists in 1820 and more recently used as a chandlery but converted into a house in 2017. The garden was started in 2018 and although a work in progress already has shrubs, perennials and some vegetables
8 St Helens Green, just 100m from the sea, is a small town garden with an abundance of dahlias and hydrangeas mixed with perennials. Fruit trees can be found on the small lawn, and pots of annuals and perennials compliment the borders.
63 Church Street (access via Cow Lane/Kings Head Street) is a long, narrow walled courtyard but manages to include a mass of shrubs, climbers, perennials and vegetables as well as architectural features including an Elizabethan window with original glass.
Quayside Court was originally a Victorian hotel and, unusually, boasts a sunken garden featuring a pond, vegetable patch, roses and climbers.
Teas, coffees, cakes and light refreshments will be available all day at 8 St. Helens Green
There is a car park on Wellington Rd, CO12 3DT within 50 metres of St Helens Green and street parking is also available.
One admission price of £5 for adults (children free) allows entry to all the gardens on Sunday 17th July 10.30am – 4pm. It is possible to pre-book tickets in advance or buy at the gardens on the day. Visit ngs.org.uk for details.