Members’ Gardens open this week

Montana Cholesbury

Last chance this year to visit Diana Garner’s garden at Montana, Cholesbury on Wednesday 21 July 11am to 3pm – plenty of shade to wander through in the heatwave. Visits must be pre-booked with Diana – see NGS site https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/21984

Morning Light

Roger & Patt Trigg will be opening again on Sunday 25 July from 2pm to 5.30 pm for the NGS at Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HL. Refreshments and plants available. Prebooking is essential, and tickets are available from the NGS website here: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34170

Last, but by no means least, Adrian & Clare de Baat open on Sunday 25 July from 2pm to 5.30 pm. Refreshments available in aid of Isabel Hospice and plants for sale by Daisy Roots. You may find more details and optionally prebook tickets at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/20184

35 Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7PB

Happy visiting!

Two gardens open on Sunday 18 July

Roger & Patt Trigg will be opening from 2pm to 5.30 pm for the NGS at Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HL. Refreshments and plants available. Prebooking is essential, and tickets are available from the NGS website here: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34170

There will also be a rare opening of the garden of Mike & Pauline Foers, in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care, at 19 Lancaster Road, St Albans AL1 4EP from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets are available on the gate only, priced £3, cash payments please.

See https://renniegrove.org/whats-on/detail/st-albans-open-garden for details

How to be in 2 places at once??

Update re Barlings Road Open Gardens – Sunday 11 July

Please note that 2 gardens are included in the entry ticket (not 1 + 2). I am further advised that Daisy Roots will be in attendance selling quality plants – a great opportunity for those of us in West Herts to top up our stock!

2pm – 5.30pm is the time for another visit to the garden of member Liz Machin and her husband Jim. The ticket includes entrance to 2 gardens and may be pre-booked on the NGS website –https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/22147.

Address: Barlings Road, Harpenden, AL5 2AN – Refreshments and plants available

A plethora of garden openings this week!

On Wednesday 23 June 11am – 3pm, take your picnics to Diana Garner’s unmanicured garden at Montana, in Cholesbury. Prebooking is essential – see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/21984 for Diana’s contact details.

Julie Wise is hosting 2 midsummer evening openings at Rustling End, Codicote from 5pm – 8.30pm on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June. Visits may be prebooked, but it is not essential. Plants and good wine available! Please see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/14981 for details.

The last one this week is St Stephens Avenue Gardens in St Albans, opening on Sunday 27 June from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Heather & Peter Osborne are opening in conjunction with their near neighbours. Again, visits may be prebooked, but this is not essential. Plant sale and refreshments available. For more information see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/21057

More Members’ Gardens open!

Since the message went out last week, we have heard from more members about garden openings. Please find an updated list here

Additionally, Diana Garner will be hosting the AGM for the HPS Shade and Woodlands group from 12pm on Sunday 23 May.

Phil Smith from Sunnyside Nursery will be bringing some very tempting plants, and there will also be a Members’ plant stall.   There will be refreshments available as well during the day.  The fernery in the wood is waking up beautifully now the rain has come – just need a bit of warmth as well.

The mobile/wifi signal is her area is poor so don’t forget to bring some cash for your plants in case the card machine is not working!!

If you are interested, please contact Diana –montana@cholesbury.net

Members’ Open Gardens 2021

We are pleased to release details of members’ gardens open later this year. Please be sure to check before visiting whether tickets need to be purchased in advance. NGS website: https://ngs.org.uk

DateDetails
Wednesday 19 May
11am-3pm
Diana Garner
Montana, Shire Lane, Cholesbury, HP23 6NA
Wednesday 23 June
11am-3pm
Diana Garner
Montana, Shire Lane, Cholesbury, HP23 6NA
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 June
5pm-8.30pm
Julie Wise
Rustling End Cottage, Codicote, SG4 8TD
Sunday 27 June
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Heather & Peter Osborne – St Stephens Avenue gardens
20 & 30 St Stephens Avenue, St Albans, AL3 4AD
Sunday 11 July
2pm – 5.30pm
Liz Machin – Beesonend Gardens
2 & 7 Barlings Road, Harpenden, AL5 2AN
Wednesday 21 July
11am-3pm
Diana Garner
Montana, Shire Lane, Cholesbury, HP23 6NA
Sunday 25 July
2pm – 5.30pm
Adrian & Clare de Baat
35 Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7PB
Sunday 5 September
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Heather & Peter Osborne – St Stephens Avenue gardens
20 & 30 St Stephens Avenue, St Albans, AL3 4AD
Sunday 12 September
2pm-5pm
Renata Hume
10 Cross Street, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4UD
Sunday 17 October
1pm-4pm
Adrian & Clare de Baat
35 Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7PB

These events will be publicised in more detail with additional posts closer to the opening dates.