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
  • Alison & David Claridge
  • Sir Keith and Lady Mills

Future Gardens will include those of: 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.

Judy & Bill Liddall’s Garden is this weeks featured garden and Judy describes their garden as follows:

We moved to Dower House Crescent in 2003; a year later, work on our extension started which meant we delayed the designing of the garden until that was completed.

There were no herbaceous borders, it was mainly laid to grass with an abundance of very large conifers both in the front and back.

My aim was to create a garden with year round interest, a sizeable area to grow fruit and vegetables assisted by a greenhouse and various areas where we could sit and entertain.

We have used a backbone of evergreen shrubs and cottage – garden style planting providing an abundance of colour throughout the seasons.

As we all know, gardens are never finished!  We spend many hours trying to keep it well maintained, refreshing certain areas and are always planning new projects but it keeps us active and gives us hours of pleasure.  Bill has his side of the garden and I have mine but he is allowed some room on my side for his dahlias providing they are not spikey and orange!