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The Oxhill News

May 2011

This months News



The National Gardens Scheme

Visit an NGS garden this year and help raise millions of pounds for charity.

Have you ever thought of visiting an NGS garden?  There are about 3,700 gardens to choose from in England and Wales.  Warwickshire offers 31 individual and group gardens, including ones nearby at Halford, Honington, Idlicote, and Radway.

Most of the gardens that open for the NGS are privately owned and open just a few  times each year; others open as part of a group which gets the whole community involved.  Delicious home-made teas add to the afternoon’s outing.

In the last ten years the NGS has donated £25 million.  Its major beneficiaries are Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices and Cross Roads Care.

The NGS is a registered charity established in 1927 which keeps its overheads low so that most of the money raised at the garden gate goes straight to its charities.  Each garden charges a small entrance fee (typically £2 - £5 per adult, children free).

Free booklets listing just Warwickshire NGS gardens are available from Garden Centres, Libraries and Tysoe Post Office and Butcher.  Details of all the gardens can be seen on the NGS website - www.ngs.org.uk.

So next time you see a bright yellow NGS Garden Open arrow or poster at the roadside, why not come and enjoy a cup of tea and cake at these beautiful gardens and at the same time you will be supporting several worthwhile charities.

Since I am the County Organiser for Warwickshire I would like to get together a group from Tysoe and Oxhill to open in 2012.  If you would like to be involved, either to open your garden or help with teas and parking, please get in touch with me.

Julia Sewell, 01295 680234

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