Churchill College’s grounds and gardens provide a tranquil escape from the busy city centre for its residents. This Sunday, as part of the National Gardens Scheme open day, members of the public are invited to visit and learn more about the fantastic work our gardeners do all year to provide the Churchill community with a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy.
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 recently completed orchid house, created through funds donated by alumnus Dr Frank Maine. The College currently has over 80 different orchids growing in its collection is still expanding.
National Garden Scheme Open Day
The grounds and gardens will be open this Sunday 10 April 2015 from 2pm–5pm.
Combined Admission with Fitzwiliam College: Adults £5.00/Children free.