NGS Open Fellows’ Garden 2019


The Fellows’ Garden, on Queens Road, will be opening its gates to visitors on Sunday 14th April, for the 65th time. This interesting historic garden of about 8 acres has impressive specimen trees, mixed borders, drifts of spring bulbs and informal lawns with notable influences throughout from Fellows over the years. Across the gently flowing Bin Brook to Burrell’s Field you will find some modern planting styles nestled amongst the accommodation blocks in smaller, more intimate, gardens.

Open between 1pm and 4pm, there will be tea and coffee, homemade cakes and some plant sales. Members of the Gardens Department will be on hand to answer any queries. Adult entry is £4 whilst children under 14 are free.

There is wheelchair access, but some gravel paths.

All proceeds will go to the National Gardens Scheme who support Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, The Carers Trust, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK, Treloar’s, KIDS, Mind and Horatio’s Garden.

For more information, please visit or email or phone 01223 338530

How to find us

Trinity College, Fellows’ Garden, Queens’ Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 9AQ

Short walk from city centre. At the Northampton St/Madingley Rd end of Queens Rd close to Garrett Hostel Lane.


On the opposite side of the Backs is the Fellows’ Garden, which includes a delightful herb garden, a secluded wooden gazebo, and is the venue for open air Shakespearean plays during the summer. There is also an elegant sundial, inscribed with the words: ‘In sapientia ambulate tempus redimentes’ (‘Walk in the ways of wisdom, redeeming the time’, echoing Colossians 4:5); an appropriate motto for a place of learning.