Date published: Wed 14 Jun 2017
Author: B. Gibson-Patteux
Whitgift was delighted to open its gardens, once again, to take part in the National Garden Scheme (NGS) and Open Garden Squares Weekend, in May and June. The Garden and Grounds team always rise to the occasion to ensure the lawns are immaculate and the gardens are bursting with colour. Attendance records rise year-on-year, a testament to Whitgift’s winning formula of beautiful gardens, interesting wildlife and fantastic tea and cakes.
The School was keen to show off an extra special garden this year, as the Water Gardens had undergone a major refurbishment with new waterfalls, bridges, special lighting, planting schemes and the introduction of additional varieties of birds. The revamped garden is a hit with visitors and animal inhabitants alike.
Ben Carroll, NGS Assistant County Organiser, enthused, “The Whitgift open garden event is always the highlight of the Croydon and Bromley area, and this year was no exception. All the gardens were looking glorious, and the recently re-opened Water Gardens were outstanding. I was delighted that the School attracted over 500 visitors – the ticket sales will be a great help to the cancer and care charities supported by the NGS. Congratulations to all involved for their flair and hard work.”