Chance to visit the most beautiful gardens

By Barrie Hudson - 2 February 2021

Arts and CultureAttractions

The National Gardens Scheme hopes to welcome visitors to beautiful locations across Wiltshire this spring and summer.

Coach House Garden, Cirencester

The scheme opens private gardens throughout the country - including many within easy reach of Swindon - to the public.

However, it is cautioning visitors this year that all garden openings are subject to whichever covid restrictions are in place at the tie.

Visitors are being advised the checking the scheme's website - - for notices of changes and possible cancellations is essential.

National Garden Scheme Ambassador Rachel de Thame said: “Gardens, gardening and being in a garden helps us get through some of the most challenging of life’s experiences.  

"With 3,600 gardens registered to open in 2021, subject to covid restrictions, the National Garden Scheme is once again at the heart of providing wonderful garden experiences for thousands of people.”


Picking out some of the season’s highlights, Chief Executive George Plumptre said: “We were delighted that our gardens registered to open in 2021 in their usual numbers so have a total comparable to recent years. 

"Even though the first few weeks are going to be challenging we look forward to welcoming visitors to the gardens later in the year. 

"We have a particularly exciting portfolio of new gardens opening for the very first time, some 650 in all, as well as more than 350 gardens returning to open after a gap of many years. 

"These gardens illustrate the range and diversity that is now such a hallmark of the National Garden Scheme which we are focused on expanding in the coming years.”

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