A large award-winning garden at Outlane will be opened to the public to raise money for charity.

The garden is at the home of Carol and Andy Puszkiewicz at Prospect House, 2 Prospect Place, Outlane and is open as part of the National Garden Scheme.

It will be open twice. The first opening will be on Sunday, June 22 from 12 noon until 5pm and the second on Friday, July 11 from 5.30pm to 8pm.

The scheme raises money for several charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, Carers Trust, The Queen’s Nursing Institute that campaigns for the best possible nursing care for patients in their own homes and communities, Parkinson’s UK and Perennial which gives help and advice to people who work or have worked in horticulture and are now facing adversity or need.

The scheme which sees gardens opened nationwide has raised more than £42.5m in total – nearly £23m in the last decade – for the charities.

Mr and Mrs Puszkiewicz’s garden is large, exposed and 950ft above sea level and won the Examiner’s Garden of the Year competition in 2007.

Carol Puszkiewicz who opens her Outlane garden for charity every year
 

Gravel paths lead to cottage herbaceous borders, pond and bog area planted with candelabra primula and other moisture loving perennials, shady places under trees and a secret garden with chamomile lawn surrounded by white flowers and scented plants.

There is a productive kitchen garden containing vegetables with a herb plot and espalier fruit trees.

A raised wooded pathway leads to a summerhouse with views over the meadow and the evolving wild area with a narrow natural stream running through, planted with native trees and shrubs. Pathways cut through meadow grasses with wild flowers leading to a large pond planted to attract various forms of wildlife.

Admission is £3.50 or free for children.

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