Lovers of beautifully landscaped gardens, water features, picturesque temples and beautiful garden ornaments are in for a treat at the start of September, when Forge House in East Haddon, Northamptonshire, opens its gates as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
The open days, on September 1 and 2, hope to repeat the success of last year’s event, when £1,240 was raised for charity.
The house features Haddonstone’s show gardens, composed of various sections such as a Roman-style swimming pool, a gothic garden, a “green corridor” bedecked with garden ornaments in the form of Classical busts and a contemporary garden. Indeed, the whole grounds are an education in how best to display one’s garden statues and garden ornaments to their best advantage.
When the show gardens open in just a few days’ time, the NGS entry fee will be £2.50 for adults. The fee goes towards a raft of charities, including Help the Hospices, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.