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Gardens Open to the Public

So that everyone may enjoy their visit to the gardens (and reduce risk of spreading covid) there is a limit to visitors to each garden at any one time.  If your host asks you to wait outside, please be patient.  Number of visitors permitted in each garden in brackets below.

7 Ashburnham Close

Pretty lawned front garden with "Pauls Hymalayan Musk". Back garden is divided by a large bed with acers and shrubs, a small lawn with mature ornamental tree, clematis and roses, including owners favourite  "Chandos Beauty".  (10)

123 Cedar Drive

A very tranquil space—an English country garden in the city?  (25)

127 Cedar Drive

The front garden is now designated a wild flower meadow in its first summer!  Through the gate on the right of the front door we have lots of marigolds and pretty summer flowers,  while a solitary pocket handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) needs a mate!  (8)

26 Cedar Drive

Super mixed rose display in the front garden - then through the garage to the pretty lawned back garden; tranquil atmosphere with selection of plants including several varieties of clematis. (8) 

3 Dunford Close (front)

 A new but enthusiastic gardener has a lovely geranium display in planters, also roses, some American begonias and "freesias al fresco"!  (FRONT GARDEN ONLY - VIEW FROM PAVEMENT)

7 Flaxman Avenue

Pretty lawned front garden, sculpture and flower beds. Through a rose covered archway to a large rear garden with mature shrubs & perennials in curvy beds and a kidney shaped rose bed. A huge polled apple tree presides over the front lawn and garden extends to a separate side area pond.  A fascinating collection of reproduction dolls’  houses can be viewed in the conservatory.  (8)

14 Oak Avenue

Come and meet Geraldine and Pebbles the chickens in this new family orientated garden!  Also to be seen are new honeysuckle arch and wysteria pergola, and  many new climbers;  rose "Lara" is a favourite.   Veggies and a wildlife pond at the bottom which had tadpoles in the spring. (8)

108 Parklands Road

A new garden - the owner aims for bee friendly (dandelions and other weeds allowed in their place) and tree friendly (six planted, albeit on the small side) but can't resist a few David Austin roses too!  Plant list available. (10)

143 Parklands Road

A small prairie garden based on stepping stones through pebbles - only planted up last year but good design makes this small wedge-shaped plot an inspiration to gardeners with small spaces who want to create a landscaped look (4 - unsuitable for pushchairs or small children)

44 Parklands Road

If you haven't been to The Sculpture Garden before then this is your opportunity.  A lovely English garden with lawn and beds backing containing a large collection of the owner's thought provoking sculptures which both enhance and are enhanced by  the closely planted fruit trees, shrubs and flowers.  Stop for a chat about plants or art with resident sculptor and gardener. (12)

60 Parklands Road

Down a short path lined with small trees and shrubs in pots, is a garden packed with a mass of plants of all sorts!   Shrubs, roses,  annuals and perennials mingle with vegetables and interesting objects - all overseen by Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tittlemouse (Can you find them?).  Plus fish pond and a stunning view of the Cathedral over the sports ground and Brewery Field. (12)

80 Parklands Road

A garden of Peace …the owner has installed a lovely rose pergola which we hope will be in bloom on the day.  As well as the roses look out for the "guardians" - a variety of stone ornaments which children can hunt for (20)

8 Sherborne Road

Meet the TREE WARDENS who will try to answer your questions about trees and take part in a BioBlitz to discover the plants and creatures that make this unashamedly untidy garden their home (20)

90 St Pauls Road
cnr Parklands Rd

A walled garden on different levels with traditional planting- roses, lavender, salvia and summer plants in pots.  Entry by side gate in alley to right of the red front door - check out their eco bin box before you go in! (6)

40 Walnut Avenue

A huge garden on the bend of Walnut Avenue - planting down both sides of a large lawn with a rose arbour leading to a courtyard type area at the end.  Several varieties of rose and we're hoping  Rosa Canariensis will still be blooming.  Two ponds, one with fish and waterlilies - and "Angels Fishing Rods" hanging over, the other being strictly for the wildlife.  Watch out for succulents in pots which are owners’ favourites, and a contorted willow. (16)

48 Walnut Avenue

An immaculate garden - front and back!  Sculptured flower beds set in a lawn at the front feature poppies and peonies as well as shrubs.   Rear garden has the look of a walled garden with walls, fences and side of the garage all covered in trellis with roses, honeysuckles and other climbers.  I particularly look forward to seeing the orange rose, Schoolgirl.  We can also look forward to some traditional delphiniums and lupins, and hanging baskets in preparation. (8)

64 Westgate

A tranquil garden off Westgate with enormous cedar and mature gingko.  Lovely sunken brick and stone garden in the front lawn  with miniature acer.  And roses …  garden is at front and back. (20)

97 Westgate

A mature garden with a traditional "striped" lawn.  Gardener has a passion for hostas and keeps those slugs at bay the natural way - with garlic! Stunning red rose on the back of the house, bedding plant display, dahlias, and a secret Pixie hideaway with newly planted  (20)