Fellows’ Garden opens to the public

Trinity’s Fellows’ Garden will open to the public on Sunday 8 April as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS).  It will be the 64th year the Fellows’ Garden opens – one of 3,700 private gardens opened as part of the NGS, which last year raised a record £3 million for charity.

The Fellows’ Garden comprises around eight acres, with impressive specimen trees, mixed borders, drifts of spring bulbs, and informal lawns.

Across gently flowing Bin Brook to Burrell’s Field visitors will find modern planting styles and plants nestled in intimate gardens close to student accommodation.

Visitors will be able to see the rose garden, gazebo, and an elegant sundial, inscribed with the Latin ‘In sapientia ambulate tempus redimentes’ – Walk in the ways of wisdom, redeeming the time.

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Acting Deputy Head Gardener, Karen Wells, said the afternoon was a great opportunity to explore the Fellows’ Garden and help raise money for charity. She said:

‘It’s a lovely afternoon out – the Fellows’ Garden is bigger than people often expect with many different elements to see and plenty of space to relax. Refreshments are available and all money raised goes to the NGS charities.’

Members of Trinity’s Gardens Department will be on hand to answer questions and serve home-made cakes,  and tea and coffee. There will also be plant sales.

The Fellows Garden will be open as part of the NGS Open Gardens on Sunday 8 April, 1–4pm. Admission is £3.50, children under 14 are free. There is wheelchair access, but some gravel paths.

Access to the Fellows’ Garden is Queens’ Road, CB3 9AQ – a short walk from the city centre. www.trin.cam.ac.uk/about/gardens

 

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