THE Victorian past of Hill Close Gardens in Warwick will come to life on Saturday September 6 when members of the Alcester group Revival will play croquet on the lawns in Victorian dress.
The lawn mower was invented in 1831 giving people the opportunity to enjoy games like croquet and tennis which needed a close cut grass surface to be played successfully.
Children too will have the chance to play croquet and other Victorian games. Victorian teas will be available in the visitor centre from 11am till 5pm, and plants and gifts will be on sale. Access to the gardens is from the racecourse car park off Friars Street and entrance is £3 for adults with children under 12 free of charge.
More information on 01926 493339 or visit the website at www.hillclosegardens.com.