Open Gardens 2017

Open Gardens 2017

On Sunday 23 July 2017, five members kindly opened their gardens in Bidborough for our members to enjoy. The weather was kind and the heavy rain that was forecast never materialised, allowing 100 people to explore and enjoy the gardens. The finale was the cream tea served on the terrace at Bidborough Close. We would like to thank our members Judy and Bill Liddall, Carol and Trevor Vidler, Lillian Taylor, John Perry, and Diana and Colin Barber who allowed us to visit their gardens and put for all their hard work to make their gardens look immaculate as you can see from the following pictures.

 

Falconhust

Falconhust

On the evening of Friday 16 June 2017, the Bidborough Gardening Association arranged a visit to the delightful garden of Falconhurst at Markbeech, opened exclusively for us in aid of the NGS. This is a 4 acre garden with fabulous views, designed and cared for by the same family for 160 years. It comprises of deep mixed borders with old roses, peonies, shrubs and a wide variety of herbaceous and annual plants; ruin garden; walled garden; interesting mature trees and shrubs; kitchen garden; wildflower meadows with woodland and pond walks.

It was a lovely warm evening and everyone enjoyed exploring the garden and a glass of wine, soft drinks and nibbles.