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Gardens to Visit in aid of National Garden Scheme Charities.


With the Garden Visiting Season, an English tradition going back to Jane Austen’s days, why not join in the fun and enjoy a peek behind the walls of some special local gardens open in aid of National Gardens Scheme charities.

Celebrating its 90th birthday this year, the NGS initiated District Nursing, and now supports caring charities donating £2.7million in 2016. Among main benefactors are Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Hospice UK, Parkinson’s UK and QNI .

Sunday 11th June  7 the Grove N 8  2-5.30pm     Homemade teas

This half Acre garden has opened for the NGS  for 60 consecutive years. Wild, with meandering paths, planted for year round interest.

Sunday  11th June  12 Warner Rd N8    2-5.30pm  Homemade teas. Plant sale

Featured in The English Garden. Divided into three areas: secluded courtyard, circular lawn with lovely mixed planting, then a kitchen garden with raised beds  and hedgehog  passageway . An inspiring example of what can be achieved in a regular “Back Garden “.


58 Summerlee Avenue  N2

SUNDAY July   9th   2-6pm  Homemade teas  . Plant sale

Edwina Roberts   is holding a special POP UP event in memory of her late husband Nigel,with whom she created an acclaimed and lovely garden ..winner of SKY TV competition. Full of colour, inspiring planting to attract birds, wildlife and insects.  A pond, rose arch and an abundance of climbers and seating areas to enjoy all aspects of garden

Nigel was a popular allotment holder in Creighton Avenue, gifted “Shed Builder”, stand-up comedian and beloved husband ,father and friend .Happily visitors can still enjoy some of the fruits of his labours.

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