Writtle News

Writtle College opens gardens for all to enjoy early bulbs

January 2012

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

On Sunday 12 February, Writtle College will be opening up its gardens for the public. Visitors can come and see the early bulbs in the grounds ahead of the forthcoming Spring months. The College gardens and grounds will be open to visitors between 10am and 3pm.

The Garden Open Day will be manned with student and staff volunteers offering guided tours.

The usual regular mapped tours will also still be available on the day.

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 say the following about Writtle College: “it is 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 bulbs, heathers, a large collection of trees, and landscaped gardens designed and built by the College’s students including a ’Centenary’ garden.”

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