A blooming great day at Writtle College

March 2015

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Garden enthusiasts are in for a wonderful treat as Writtle College opens its gardens to the public.

Spring blooms are a welcomed delight to the campus and beautifully displayed for all to see at the Writtle College Garden Open Day on Wednesday 25th March. The College gardens will be open to visitors between 10am and 3pm.

Once again guided tours of the campus grounds will be led by horticulture students, and visitors will be introduced to a behind-the-scenes look at the maintenance and changes taking place within the gardens. Visitors can take advantage of the students’ expertise as they will be on hand to offer advice and guidance.

The opening is part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS), a charitable trust which provides financial support to a wide range of charitable institutions.

The NGS describes Writtle College as: “One of the county’s largest Open Gardens advertised in the Yellow Book, the NGS guide to gardens open for charity throughout England and Wales. There are 15 acres of gardens and grounds to meander around, informal lawns with naturalised spring bulbs, heathers, a large collection of trees, and landscaped gardens designed and built by the College’s students including a 'Centenary' garden.”

The College restaurant, The Garden Room, will be open throughout the day for refreshments, and with admission costing just £4.00, plus children entering free of charge, the day promises to be a delightful day out.

There is a second chance to see the gardens with seasonal bedding displays and summer plants in full bloom on Wednesday 20th May.

For further information visit http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=13355