30 years NGS

Image courtesy of Kevin Webb Photography – www.kevinwebbphotography.co.uk

We were delighted recently to receive a beautiful inscribed sun dial from George Plumptre, Chief Executive of the National Open Garden Scheme.
This was in recognition that Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens will this year be opening for the 30th year running – one of only 8 gardens in North Yorkshire to have done so!
This recognition, alongside being an RHS recommended garden and the winner of the 2016 Visit York ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year (under 50,000 visitors)’, came just before we opened for the 2017 season, on Saturday 1st April. We are delighted to once again be part of the National Open Garden Scheme, which this year also celebrates 90 years of opening private gardens across England and Wales for charity. 
The Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million to date. Around 3,700 gardens open each year and a record £3 million will be given to nursing charities in 2017, including a donation to the National Autistic Society, their new Gardens and Health charity.
We will be open, as part of the National Open Garden Scheme on Sunday 14th May & Sunday 10th September. The cafe, housed in a beautifully renovated barn, and plant nursery will also both be open. All money taken from refreshments on these days will be donated to St Helen’s Church, Stillingfleet. All entry fees and 10% of plant sales will be donated to the NGS. 

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