Elgood’s Brewery Gardens in Wisbech to open for National Gardens Scheme

THE beautiful gardens at Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech open this weekend in support of the National Gardens Scheme.

The four-acre garden is based on a framework of spectacular specimen trees, mostly provided by the Peckover family from their extensive travels.

These mature trees are survivors of the ‘war effort’, when the Victorian garden gave way to vegetables and then grass.

Following the discovery, in 1993, of some pre-war garden photographs the garden was re-landscaped, recreating lost areas and adding new ones.

The rockery was rebuilt with its integral pond, home to great crested newts since brewery records began, and the larger lake restocked with carp.

The challenging maze of thuja and laurel is now impressive while modern water features, interesting flowers and a splendid sundial further enhance the older plantings.

The garden is open on Sunday from 1-4.30pm. Entry costs �3 with home-made teas, licensed cafe, gift shop with brewery memorabilia and Elgood’s beers all available.