Garden Openings: Julie Wise and Marion Jay

This weekend two of our members are opening their gardens for the NGS:

  • Julie Wise at Rustling End Cottage, Saturday 2nd May from 4pm to 8pm
  • Marion Jay at 84 Valley Road, Sunday 3rd May from 2pm to 5:30pm

Julie Wise / Rustling End Cottage

julieMeander through the wild flower meadow to a cottage garden with contemporary planting. Behind lumpy hedges explore a simple box parterre, topiary, reflecting pool and abundant planting. Late flowering borders feature blue camassia in late spring. Naturalistic planting including the use of wild flowers with perennials and grasses. Our terrace hosts drought-tolerant planting. Hens in residence. More information at Julie’s NGS Page

Marion Jay / 84 Valley Road

marionThis will be the final year of opening so do not miss the chance to visit this lovely garden. A dramatic garden rising steeply from the back of the house, using an ‘amphitheatre’ of stone wall terracing to accommodate the slope. Planting is largely in the modern perennial style, mixing drifts of drought-tolerant herbaceous plants with a variety of grasses. Three ponds and new front garden prairie planting. There will also be a sizeable plant stall selling plants propagated from the garden. More information on Marion’s NGS Page & also at English Garden Magazine

The full list of member garden openings for 2015 can be seen here at this earlier news item.

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