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Trinity’s garden opens for National Garden Scheme

The Fellows’ Garden at Trinity will open for the 96th time as part of the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 21 April 2024.

Visitors are welcome between 1pm and 4pm to the Fellows’ Garden, where there will be home-made cakes and hot drinks for sale, as well as plants grown by the College gardeners.

Entry for adults is £4 and those under 14 years old are free (cash and card payments accepted.) All proceeds go to the charities supported by the National Garden Scheme (NGS.)

Gardeners Sarah and Josie at the plant stall last year. Photo: Graham CopeKoga

Senior Gardener Luke Ford said:

I’m looking forward to seeing people enjoy the gardens as much as we do when we work in them. There is something quite special about these gardens – full of life and very relaxing. We have a really diverse range of plants here at Trinity College, and we garden for biodiversity. I hope people get some ideas and inspiration that they can use in their own gardens.

Visitors exploring the Fellows’ Garden. Photo: Graham CopeKoga

Apprentice Gardener Poppy Mac-Fall said she was keen to share her love of gardens and plants – ‘especially our stall of plants for sale, which have been propagated here in the gardens.’

Last year the College’s long-term relationship with NGS was recognised. Trinity was in the first group of Cambridge Colleges to open its Fellows’ Gardens to the public in 1928, a year after the National Garden Scheme was founded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise funds for district nursing.

Since then, apart from during the Second World War and when major works or the pandemic prevented it, Trinity’s Fellows’ Garden and Burrell’s Field has opened most years.

Trinity’s Fellows’ Garden are accessed from Queen’s Road. You can find more information about Trinity’s NGS Open Day.

Slices of home-made cake will be available to purchase.

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