Thursday, 31 May 2012

Amalfi Coast - Gardening Report...

I'm not sure the Musters Road Open Gardens will be able to offer such a splendid Bougainvillea as this beauty on the Amalfi Coast, but there will be much else to tempt and interest gardeners and non-gardeners alike. 

In this area of Italy, currently being visited by one of our 'Open Gardeners', the predominant horticultural feature are the huge and plentiful local lemons - the trees are grown in terraces up and down the steep slopes along the coastline, and are absolutely groaning with fruit - unlike this gardener's lemon 'twig', currently approximately all of 15 inches tall and sporting one and a half golf-ball sized, green fruits! 

A triumph of gardening hope over expectation! We look forward to you visiting us on 9 September.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Monday, 28 May 2012

Hello World... Initial Press Release

Musters Road Open Gardens

 Looking round other people’s gardens is one of the nicest ways to spend a Sunday afternoon – whether the main purpose is to borrow some planting ideas, enjoy chatting with other gardeners, take some gentle exercise and refreshment or, let’s be honest, be a bit nosey! The open gardens concept certainly isn’t new to West Bridgford – Lady Bay and Selby Road have well-established open weekends  - but now it’s the turn of some of Musters Road’s residents to reveal all and – they hope – raise a decent sum of money for a local charity.

The date is September 9th (put it in your diaries now!) and there will be a dozen or so gardens opening up – big, small and somewhere in between, with the added attraction of cream teas, home –made cakes, a plant stall, fruit pressing, a wandering minstrel and games and activities to keep the children happy. The gardens will be open from 2 - 6 pm and it won’t cost a fortune – just £3 per person or £5 for two (no charge for children) will get you into all the gardens and every penny raised will go to the Friary Drop-in Centre on Musters Rd, which does such a brilliant job supporting people who are suffering hardship because of homelessness, unemployment or other personal crises.

More information is available on this website and on Facebook and twitter - details to follow.

 If you'd like to volunteer your garden or your help, email Kate Lewis at