Origanised by the National Garden Scheme, five gardens opening for you to enjoy, all within a two minute walk – Numbers 26, 34, 60, 61 & 62
Although of similar size, these five neighbouring gardens are all very different. At No. 26 you will find many NZ natives and fruit trees inc loquat, mulberry and feijoa, alongside a delicate chamomile lawn. No. 34 is a cottage style garden with an emphasis on roses: abundantly cascading over fences, in standard form in beds and rambling amongst other plants. An ‘old sink pond’ gives shelter to wildlife. No. 60 is a typical town garden where visitors can enjoy a fine display of patio roses, flowering shrubs and climbers, inc over 20 varieties of clematis around a curved lawn. Next door is a family garden, created from scratch in 2018. Opposite is a traditional English garden with a touch of wilderness comprising different rooms containing a variety of plants inc hostas and geums. There is a pond with newts while a Parrotia persica provides dappled shade for alliums and ferns.
Child: Admission by donation
The Barn serving teas for the Marksbury Avenue Open Gardens on the 12th June (2.30pm – 5.30pm) – we’d love people to come along and we’re also looking for cake donations and garden-themed raffle prizes.