Colourful gardens open for the weekend as part of National Open Gardens Scheme

By Thomas Parkes | Attractions | Published:

Gardens bursting with colour will open this weekend as part of the National Open Garden Scheme.

Classic summer flowers will be on full display to visitors as temperatures are set to sizzle.

In the West Midlands, three garden paradises will be on full display.

Two gardens within a stone’s throw of each other will open in Wolverhampton. Number 12 Waterdale showcases a burst of colour in a wide central-circular bed of flowerswhich include spires of delphiniums, lupins, irises, campanula, poppies and roses.

Clematis tumbles over the edge of the decked terrace, where visitors can sit among pots of begonias and geraniums to admire the view over the garden.


Number 19 Waterdale features an oriental garden, complete with a tea house and a gothic summerhouse.

A sunny, flower-filled terrace, also takes pride of place in the garden which has evolved over 28 years.

An arch, covered in roses, honeysuckle and clematis, features.


Entry gives you access to both gardens.

A small suburban garden in Pensnett, features an array of roses, hemerocallis, well-stocked borders and fruit trees.

It also showcases a greenhouse with tomatoes, cucumbers and grape vine and a productive vegetable garden.

People visiting Staffordshire can feast their eyes on two gardens.


A half-acre garden on the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is also open. Small gardens, water features, raised beds, rare trees, island beds of unusual shrubs and perennials and many varieties of hosta and ferns are the stars.

A village in Great Bridgeford, near Stafford, will showcase a traditional semi-detached house garden.

The Newport Road site features two greenhouses, hundreds of cacti, vegetable and fruit plot, wildlife pond, weather station and shady garden.

A village near Lichfield, Little Hay, features a gently sloping cottage-style garden featuring abundant herbaceous perennials and shrubs leading to a vegetable patch

Beaufort in Telford will open for people to feast their eyes on sarracenia, 100 Venues flytrap clones – dionaea muscipula – sundews and butterworts.

Edge Villa, near Yockleton, features two acres of gardens in the South Shropshire hills.

A three-acre green spot in Shrewsbury will be on display with herbaceous beds, shrubs and trees. Number 2 School Cottages also features an orchard.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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