NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME – OUTSTANDING PRIVATE GARDEN - THE BIRCHES OF MOLLINGTON IS OPEN ON THE WEEKEND OF 21-22 JULY
On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July, as part of the nationwide National Garden Scheme, The Birches, Grove Road, Mollington, Chester, CH1 6LG will be opening its garden. This beautiful private garden, last opened in 2016, showcases a series of garden rooms with a deep traditional herbaceous border as its highlight. Created by passionate amateur gardeners, Martin Bentley and Colin Williams, the garden demonstrates how a medium-sized garden can be transformed with innovate ideas and clever planting. Open 12-5pm on both days, entry is £5 for adults and children under 16 years old go free. Delicious home-made cakes, biscuits and jams will be available as well coffee, tea and wine. A selection of plants will also be on sale.
All monies raised will be split between the National Garden Scheme (which supports 10 charities) and the ‘Make a Wish’ children’s charity, which provide breaks for terminally ill children and their families and carers.
The garden is split into various distinct areas, including a ‘light and white’ front garden, a pond garden, herbaceous border, grasses area, orchard with a variety of breeds of hens and an immaculate fruit and veg garden complete with a ‘gardeners retreat’ by a stream.
Martin Bentley, who has lived at The Birches for seven years, said: “Our aim has been to create a calm, relaxing and peaceful garden. To achieve this, we have spent a lot of time visiting gardens and have adapted many of the best features of planting and design into our garden.
“We will be happy to answer questions from visitors, show them some of the tricks of the trade and give them a list of nurseries that we can recommend.”