We continue our look around members’ gardens in 2020 featuring another “Virtual Open Garden” as part of our programme showing a different garden every week. This is because we can’t visit gardens in person due to Coronavirus. A new garden will be posted up on the web-site each Sunday for the following week. To see the gardens featured previously, click on “Archives” and “July 2020” and “June 2020″ in the right hand panel and scroll through the earlier gardens. The owners of gardens that have been already been featured are:

  • Carrie & Matt Lyons
  • Colin & Diana Barber
  • Glenys McDonald
  • Lillian Taylor

Future Gardens will include those of: ; Sir Keith and Lady Mills; Judy & Bill Liddall; Jean & John Tune; Mike and Carole Marks; Anne & Graham Parsons; Gill & Bill Long; Geraldine Vivian; John Perry; Julie Watkins & Andy.

Any if you would like to feature your garden please contact Michael Marks by e-mail: michael.marks7@btinternet.com

To see the garden photos in the best format click on the first picture below, which will open up the picture in full screen and then click through the photos using arrows to the right (sequence forward) and left (sequence back) of the screen.

Alison & David Claridge’s Garden is this weeks featured garden and Alison describes their garden as follows:

It has taken many years of tireless effort and back breaking work to create this beautiful garden. Fortunately all the hard work was completed long before we moved in, just over two years ago.

The previous occupants are keen, passionate gardeners and known to many of you as they were members of BGA. They set such high gardening standards we have struggled to maintain them.

However, ‘Lockdown’ has provided us with the time to enjoy the garden and energy to get to grips with it.

As inexperienced gardeners our contribution has been the addition of the Passion Flower, Agapanthus and bedding plants. During the course of this year and next Spring, it is our aim to replace the annual plants with colourful perennials and simplify the general maintenance but keep the interesting character of this much loved garden.

We hope you enjoy the photographs of our garden below: