Visit Your Local Open Garden!

Being outdoors is amazing whether that’s in your own garden or walking through your local open garden.


There are 83 homeowners in Essex this year (and hundreds across the UK) who are opening their gardens as part of the National Garden Scheme. Money is raised for charities including Macmillan Cancer SupportMarie Curie, and Hospice UK and £170,000 was donated in 2023 by Essex alone.


Last year, some of the Perrywood team visited Feeringbury Manor for a stroll around their gardens.


They range from small to large, traditional to contemporary and one thing they all have in common is garden and plant mad owners, who will leave you inspired to get planting in your own garden. We really encourage you to visit as many as you can!


Ulting Wick – Maldon


If you would like a copy of the National Garden Scheme schedule booklet to look at which gardens you can visit in your local area,  please pick one up in-store or view it online here.


Appledore – Danbury


The National Garden Scheme is also looking for new gardens, small and large, and if you are unsure if your garden is worth visiting, they say “if you’re passionate about your garden and your friends and family tell you how lovely it is, then it’s very likely other people will want to visit your garden too.”