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Marlbrook Gardens in Bromsgrove to open in aid of Basement Project


TWO private gardens in Marlbrook will open their gates next weekend in aid of Bromsgrove's homeless youngsters. From May 27 to May 29, the National Garden Scheme (NGS) will be celebrating 90 years of opening gardens across the country for charities, raising £50 million in the process. Marlbrook Gardens will be taking part on Sunday, May 28, selling refreshments to raise vital funds for Bromsgrove's Basement Project. And of course, as Basepoint Bromsgrove's nominated charity, all monies raised will be matched by the centre. The money will help support young homeless people in the area, as well as those affected by the break-up of family relationships.

A spokesman for NGS Worcestershire said: "Both gardens are overflowing with plants for sun and shade, with water features, artifacts and sculptures. They have been recognised for excellence over the years, with many articles published in national and local papers and gardening magazines.

"There are also art displays at both gardens by the garden owners, plus there will be refreshments available and plants for sale. There will even be a small garden quiz for children."

Marlbrook Gardens consists of two contrasting spaces - the traditional Round Hill Garden on Braces Lane, which is divided into four themed areas, and Oak Tree House on Birmingham Road, described as a 'plantswoman's cottage garden' with views over open fields.

Both will be open from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Admission costs £5 or free for children. Visit ngs.org.uk for more information.