Autumn glory on show at Caldrees Manor in Cambridgeshire
A display of beautiful autumn colours is promised at Caldrees Manor, Ickleton, when the garden opens under the National Garden Scheme this Saturday (October 29).
Trees lie at the heart of the garden’s design, which covers several acres and features woodland walks, streams, waterfalls and ponds, as well as a wildlife garden, wildflower meadow and unusual statuary.
Jenny Marks, county organiser for the National Garden Scheme in Cambridgeshire, said: “Autumn foliage colours should be at their peak for the opening of this beautiful garden, which never fails to impress.”
Special features for foliage afficionados include a grove dedicated to the Japanese Maple, Acer Palmatum, with more than 120 varieties featured, as well as many specimen trees. For more on Caldrees Manor, go to findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/37772/caldrees-manor.
Also open under the National Garden Scheme throughout autumn until December 31 are the gardens at Robinson College, Cambridge. The grounds comprise a total of 10 Victorian gardens linked to a central wild woodland water garden on Bin Brook. Tickets can be booked online at findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/10918/robinson-college.
Caldrees Manor and Robinson College are among around 100 gardens which have opened in Cambridgeshire this year to raise funds for nursing and caring charities, and causes that help champion the benefits of gardens and health. Major beneficiaries include Macmillan Nurses, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.