Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Update ....

So, here we are .... two and a half weeks to go and can the gardens hold out until 8 September after this crazy year of alternating ice age/heat wave?  Here's hoping!

This year at Musters Road Open Gardens we are delighted that there will be 15 garden venues for you to enjoy - 13 private gardens, the children's gardens at Jesse Gray Primary School and The Friary's allotments on Kingston Road. 

Of the 4 new private gardens joining us this year, one is particularly interesting - it's an urban permaculture garden with many sustainable features, including the on site management of all rainfall. 4 green roofs are used for experimental food growing. This small permaculture garden is dedicated to organic food production and biodiversity - even the poo from the bunnies is used to fertilise the green beds! The owners think they have invented the first horizontal water butt and planter combo - they look forward to visitors sharing their own ingenious inventions.

We very much hope you will be able to join us on 8 September, between 2-6 pm, to check out this and our other Open Gardens - not to mention the Local History Walk, Human Jukebox, Physic Garden with on site herbalist ........ and TWO (count 'em) tea venues.  You will not go hungry.

Urban permaculture garden:

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