Temperatures in London are expected to hit highs of 31 ° C this weekend, so there’s no better time to soak up the sun in our gardens.
Not everyone in London has a garden, however, and some instead go to local parks or visit family to soak up the sun.
But for those looking to try something different, Nick Gough is opening his West London garden – described as a “riot of summer colors” and “little piece of paradise” – to the public this weekend.
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Nick, who lives in Ealing, is opening his garden this Sunday (July 18th) to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme.
Nick Gough, a garden designer in Ealing, said, “We open twice a year for the charity and the last time we opened it was sold out to see our tulips.
“Thankfully this time around, people can just show up and enjoy the summer garden as Covid restrictions wear off.”
The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales and raises impressive sums of money for care and health organizations through admissions, tea and cake.
This particular garden is located on York Road, a short walk from Northfields Underground Station. It opens to the public that Sunday and is £ 4.50 to enter, with children free.
The garden was designed by ‘The Distinctive Gardener’, a duo consisting of Nick Gough and Green Fingers partner Douglas Vieria from Brazil. They work together across London to bring people original looking outdoor spaces.
The garden accessible for inspection is located in Nick’s house and the breathtaking space will, if at all, make a good contribution to the causes supported by the NGS, as it did when it was last opened.
Supported charities include Macmillan, Marie Curie, and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. There will be tea, coffee and cake in the hope that more money will be raised.
You can pay online or contactless on arrival.
To book your space for this West London garden, go to www.nsg.org.uk, click on ‘Find a Garden’ and enter 38 York Road W5 4SG. You can also find other gardens to visit all over London all year round.
To get to York Road, it is near the Northfields and South Ealing underground stations and along the 65 bus route. For more information on the couple’s work, visit: www.thedistinctivegardener.com