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
  • Judy & Bill Liddall’

Future Gardens will include those of: 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.

Jean & John Tune’s Garden is this weeks featured garden and Jean describes their garden as :

We moved to our property in1968. With three small children to keep us busy, the garden was ” a blank canvas” for some time. It was in 1973 that John announced that we were to have a swimming pool. Great I thought, until he said we were going to dig it and build it ourselves. As many of you know we did. It has been, and still is, a joy, thanks to John’s hard work managing it.

I love the seasons in the garden, the yellows, mauves and white of Spring, followed by the bright pinks and purples of rhododendrons,
azaleas and geraniums. Then comes Summer. With friends and family coming for swims, the incentive to create a pretty poolside border is there. I love agapanthus, phlox and geranium Rosanne with hydrangeas and a sprinkling of patio roses. The pergola, with John’s chosen climber Compassionis, is old, but still gives pleasure.

I must add, however, that the garden is a memory book of friends and family. Their gifts and plants surround us and are cherished.

Please enjoy the pictures: