NGS Garden Rooksnest
A day off yesterday from the plot and go scurrying off to Berkshire to a garden that’s been on my visit wish list for a couple of years now. Being part of the National Gardens Scheme it’s a private garden that’s only open three days per year so I’d put a very firm date in the diary so I didn’t miss it yet again.
Whilst having a restorative slice of cake I started chatting to one of the other visitors who asked if I was going to Rooksnest which was also open and just a couple of miles away. Truth to tell I’d had planned to rush back to watch tennis but she told me I’d be foolish not to go and that Andy Murray would manage perfectly well without my support, which of course he did.
I’m glad I took her advice, the garden was a stunning, perhaps not the most insightful of views but on a glorious summer’s day I couldn’t think of anywhere else I’d rather have been.
On a final note, opinion on the NGS seems to be mixed, with criticism of the standard in some cases, mine for what it’s worth that that people open their private gardens for good causes, it doesn’t cost a lot of money to visit and you get a nice afternoon out with cake and in this case a plant sale thrown in and if you get some sunshine then there’s not much better than that.