Japanese inspired gardens to explore this year

Alongside the quintessentially English gardens that open each year for the National Garden Scheme, we also have a whole host of  gardens which draw their influences from around the world, including beautiful Japanese gardens.

Why Val, owner of Tranquility Haven, decided to open her beautiful Japanese inspired garden…

When Val Brown, owner of Tranquility Haven (pictured above), lost her husband to cancer she decided to open up her beautiful Japanese Stroll garden in Wales in his memory and to give something back to Macmillan Cancer Support who had provided care for her husband. Opening with the National Garden Scheme means that Val is not only supporting Macmillan but some of the best-loved nursing and health charities in the UK.

Discover some delightful Japanese inspired gardens which are open throughout the summer and into the early autumn months.

A few highlights…

Tranquility Haven, Powys. Open: 4th, 11th, 25th August & 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th October.

The Croft, Devon. Open: 15th August.

Sandown, Kent. Open: 5th September.

31 Forest Avenue, Kent. Open: 5th September in conjunction with Sandown, Kent.

23A Perry Road, Cambridgeshire. Open: 30th, 31st July, 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th August, 3rd, 4th, 5th September.

Beaver Lodge, Cambridgeshire. Open: 14th, 15th August.

13 Glenarm Walk, Bristol. Open: 14th, 15th August.

Lake End House, Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire Open: 15th and 22nd August.

The Silk House, Kent. Open: 21st & 22nd August.

The Manor, Warwickshire. Open: 22nd August.

1 Church Cottage, Worcestershire. Open: 29th, 30th August.

Durrance Manor, West Sussex. Open: 30th August.

12 The Meadows. Open: 12th September.

Green Island, Essex. Open: 9th October.

The Watergardens, Greater London. Open: 17th October

Musselbrook Cottage Garden, Devon. Visit by arrangement until September.

Gardens at Lake Farm, Devon. Visit by arrangement until September.

Wharfedale, Derbyshire. Visit by arrangement until September.

1 Talbot Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Visit by arrangement until end of September.

22 Elmsdale Road, Bedfordshire. Visit by arrangement until October.

13 Glenarm Walk, Bristol

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