National Gardens Scheme

Seeing in the New Year

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And so, here we are, on the eve of a new decade; Farewell 2010s, All Hail the 2020s! With the world as it is, […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2019

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And relax! After several weeks of intensive preparation, another National Gardens Scheme open weekend lies behind us. Rather like Christmas there’s an almighty build-up […]

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National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival 2019

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Galanthophiles rejoice, snowdrop season is upon us once again. In recent years snowdrop appreciation has become a mainstream activity with hundreds of gardens throwing […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Day 2018

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  Over the weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Watch House, breaking records and surprising us all. At times it was a […]

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So Far, So Good!

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  Day two of our garden opening is always a more relaxed affair and I am thoroughly looking forward to it. On day one […]

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Waiting and Anticipating

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  When preparing for our garden opening, I find I end up doing anything but gardening. Over the last two days I have been […]

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The Final Countdown 

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  Twelve days to go and preparation for this year’s garden opening feels like one of those bad dreams where, try as one may, one […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2015

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I must have done something very good in a previous life (heaven knows I am struggling to be good in this one) to deserve the […]

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All Systems Go!

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Here at The Watch House we are steadily building up to our second annual National Gardens Scheme open weekend on August 1st and 2nd. Unlike last […]

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Gardening on the Edge: Foamlea, North Devon

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The most inspiring gardens are not always those on which huge funds are lavished or indeed the better known ones. Often they are the […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2014

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It was about this time last year when our friend Beth began twisting our arm to open for the National Gardens Scheme. We took […]

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