Gardens / COMPETITION

2016 Garden Information


39 - Steve & Florrie
A walled back garden which has evolved over 20 years from an old garage, tarmac path & minimalist lawn into a little paradise on 2 levels, connected by a small flight of gentle steps. The outstanding feature is the large, low-lying acer which resembles an eco-spaceship. CD & book stall.  
Not wheelchair accessible


103 - Chris & Rinat
Still a 'work in progress', but ideas welcome! Entry to the garden is underneath a huge beech tree. Walk up on the veranda and down to the large decked patio area with plenty of seating. A flight of large wooden steps takes one down to the main garden which is full of mature trees (plum,apple,ash,sycamore,elder, yew) and shrubs. It's just a constant battle with the ivy!
Not wheelchair accessible


126 - Maggie & Bob
An overgrown front garden plus the return of last year’s shoe garden.  Kits available if you want to make your own shoe planter.



174 - David
This year’s semi-wild, scent-filled garden has evolved to provide good plant diversity for all the pollinators and some great resources for the culinary and medicinal herbalist in me.

  
133 - David & Polly
Afternoon teas
Completely re-landscaped 7 years ago – a number of new trees are producing fruits at last. 
The contemporary water-feature is lit up at night enhancing the relaxing atmosphere of the patio area.
#bewareofweeds #lifegotinthewayofgardeningthisyear #sodidtherain
Wheelchair—viewing from terrace only.


153 - Jenny & Chris
Silver and gold theme to recently revamped front garden.  Focus of back garden is on fruit trees and vegetable plots.
SEVERAL SMALL PONDS—CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED


188 - Jeff
The front garden is spectacular.  The rear garden contains herbaceous borders, a rockery, various fruit trees, some vegetables … & lots of little paths for children to explore. 
Wheelchair accessible


157 - Martin & Kate  
Mature garden with herbaceous border, sunny terrace, large lawn & 4 raised vegetable beds, alongside pretty ‘stepover’ apples & a pond that doubles as the herons’ larder.
SMALL POND—CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED  Plant stall.  Musical entertainment:  
3 pm ’Oldish Spice’ 
4 pm West Bridgford Social  Singers
Wheelchair accessible


161 - Dympna & Rhys
Established garden with lawn & borders planted with flowering shrubs & perennials.  To the rear a vegetable plot, fruit trees & bushes. LEGO sale.
Wheelchair—viewing from terrace only


163 - Dan & Katie
Established walled garden with perennial borders arranged around fruit trees. Please note there is currently a wild bee colony in the roof of the summerhouse in this garden. 
ICE CREAMS FOR SALE


The Friary’s allotments - Kingston Road
Run entirely by volunteers, the main aim is to produce good quality  “home-grown”, organic food for people in need known to us and for use in our kitchen.   Tours of the plot including a number of interesting sheds, greenhouses,  polytunnels and an explanation of our crop rotation system.    
Refreshments, plants and produce available in return for donations.         
Not wheelchair accessible.


185 - Carol & John
A medium sized garden, half with lawn that merges into a “woody“ part, slightly magical with hidden seating area. Small pond currently with tadpoles and the occasional newt. This is the first year without a large willow tree which has opened out the garden and now everything is growing profusely. 
Live musical entertainment during the afternoon


208 - Chris and Irene
Unexpectedly large garden.   Formal terracing at the top leads to lawns and pathways, under arches to a wilder area with fruit trees.   Lots of paths, pots, shrubs, trees, flowers, fountains and seats.
  

189 - Mike & Anna  
Afternoon teas
There might not be much to see in this garden—but there’s plenty to eat & drink!  Tea, coffee, squash & a wide selection of cakes, with lots of space to relax on the lawn & recharge your batteries … ready for more gardens!   
FACE PAINTING available 3—5 pm.
Wheelchair accessible via ramp.


227 - Chris and Helen
Small minimal upkeep garden created in 2009.    The front garden features our resident resin sheep called “Jose (Merino)”.  There is a circular lawn and a raised bed of shade-tolerant plants and shrubs.   In addition there is a Japanese-influenced raised patio bed.   Most plants can be identified.


Jesse Gray School – awaiting information
Cold refreshments and TOILETS.


340 - Chris and Tony
A medium to large garden with lawns on 2 levels. Beech & laurel hedging gives an overall evergreen feel with the bay, ferns & Tuscan cypresses trees.  At the lower level there is a large wisteria smothered pagoda & ornamental fountain & beyond that a medium sized deck with table & chairs.
A peaceful, minimalist garden designed to maximise the afternoon sun when the weather is good. 
Wheelchair access to upper level only.

321 - Kirsty & Steve
A mature garden cut into a slope with large lawn, established trees and a secret path.   Very much a family garden (which is often relected in the state of the lawn!).   A number of the paths are uneven. If you make it this far up the hill there will be ICE LOLLIES for sale...
Not wheelchair accessible.

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