Madingley Hall will be opening its gardens to the public on Sunday 17 June 2012 as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
The gardens will be open between 2.30 and 5.30pm on the day. Admission is £4 for adults, while children will get in free. Proceeds will go to National Gardens Scheme charities.
The event offers the opportunity to visit the Walled Garden and Courtyard which are not normally accessible to the public. Features include mixed borders with shrubs, climbing and rambling roses which peak in June. There is a white sunken garden and a medicinal border divided into culinary, medicinal herb, dye plants and perfumery and aromatherapy sections.
There will also be a plant stall organised by Cambridgeshire Plant Heritage.
Madingley Parish Church, St Mary Magdalene will be open and the congregation will be serving afternoon teas.
Information and brochures on courses run by the Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall will be available. Please note that Hall itself will not be open.
In March 2012, the Madingley Hall Garden was awarded an engraved stainless steel trowel by the National Gardens Scheme in recognition of the 20 years it has opened under the auspices of the scheme. During these two decades, it has welcomed 6,280 visitors and raised just over £18,500 for the National Gardens Scheme charities.