Julie York and family have been busy renovating the pond in their garden…which had a leak…..and having plenty of cups of tea in between! Looking forward to having their garden (with lovely pond) open on 17 June for the open gardens day.
As we move into Autumn and then Winter, works continues in the garden. And clearing out the shed! We will also enjoy viewing potential new gardens over the coming weeks and revisiting gardens that have been part of the event over the years and are now coming back.
It’s time to think about the 2018 event in terms of ideas for arts trails, entertainment, and which charities to support this year. We can only hope for good weather at this stage and meanwhile focus on planting schemes and look forward to enjoying another Spring and Summer in the garden.
Gardens. Art. And a lovely day out – all for charity.
The Didsbury Open Gardens event last took place on Sunday 12th June 2016. Both hosts old and new shared their beautiful gardens with the public. Many of the gardens displayed works of art, including sculpture, paintings, crafts, pottery and much more.
Since the launch of the event in 2008, they have managed to raise over £50,000.00 for charities such as St. Annes Hospice, the Maggie’s Centre at The Christie and numerous other charities benefitted from sales of tea and cakes, pottery and plants.