Churchill opens its gardens as part of the National Gardens Scheme

11th April 2015 in Grounds & Gardens

Churchill College’s grounds and gardens are one of Cambridge’s best kept secrets and this Sunday members of the public will also be invited to discover our tranquil surrounds as part of the National Gardens Scheme open day.

Covering a 42-acre site, the original design was drawn up in the early 1960s by the landscape architect Shelia Heywood, who used planting for foliage and form—creating landscapes with borders surrounding buildings rather than traditional gardens. The grounds and gardens have evolved over the years but they still retain the integrity of the original planting.

In addition to the fabulous spring blossom, magnolia and daffodil displays, visitors will be able to see the newly completed orchid house, created through funds donated by alumna Dr Frank Maine. The College currently has over 80 different orchids growing in its collection is still expanding. 

Discover our grounds & gardens


National Garden Scheme Open Day

The grounds and gardens will be open this Sunday 12 April 2015 from 2pm–5pm.

Admission: Adults £5.00/Children free.
Home-made teas will be available. 

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