Meanwhile to make up for keeping this one to myself let me give you a heads up for two really good ones.
The first one on the 15th July is:
Edenfield and District Horticultural Society
Garden Trail Sunday 15th July 10.30am to 4.00pm Tickets £3.00
14 Gardens Edenfield Stubbins Chatterton Irwell Vale
Tickets Anne Partington 01706 827012 Lynne Longworth 01706 829062
I rang the Anne Partington number and he (!) is sending me a map which I'll share with you when I get it. Meanwhile, for sure, one of my favourite gardens is on the trail and you can certainly pick up a ticket there. I am pretty sure you will be able to start on any garden and do any and all as you like but one not to miss is Lavinia Tod's, 1 School Court, Ramsbottom.
Here's a link to some photos I took in 2010.
The second is on the 21st and 22nd July:
Jefferson and Susan's Open Garden 2012
Please find below information on this year's Open Garden
The wonderful Grace O'Malley has agreed to sing for us - not to be missed!
The garden has matured somewhat and we have done new things around the garden particularly the large pond area.
If you would like to help: we are short of all sorts of Homemade Cakes - and Staff to help our guests around the garden,
Please call Jefferson or Susan Conway on 01706 213934. Thanks
Jefferson & Susan’s
Open Garden for Charity
21 & 22 July 12 – 5pm
23 Dalesford Haslingden Rossendale BB4 6QH
We have a young but very interesting garden on many levels
English and Mediterranean Style, Long Borders and Interesting Features.
Japanese Garden, Outdoor Chess, Ponds.
Steel Sculptures and Art Studio.
Special Singing Sensation Grace O’Malley
We are supporting:
Rochdale Hedgehog Rescue - Lancs Air Ambulance & The Smile Train
Please Donate £3.00 pp
Do NOT be fooled by the ordinary aspect at the front of the house when you arrive - the back garden is huge, astonishing and challenging and they have done a fantastic job. Can't wait to see it again this year.
I have some photos from there taken in 2010, if you need a taster, in my web albums.