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 the tabs “August 2020”, “July 2020” and “June 2020″ in the right hand panel to 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
  • Jean & John Tune

Future Gardens will include those of: 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.

Carole & Mike’s Garden is this weeks featured garden and they describe their garden as follows:

Our garden is an unusually shaped third of an acre plot, began its development in 2005 from a blank canvas – once the garden had been cleared of nettles and brambles. Lifting the garden out of a state of total neglect was something of a challenge, but the blank canvas enabled our creativity and practical landscaping skills to flourish. The front garden comprises of raised beds featuring a black and white pebble bed, shrubs, perennials and ground cover.

The garden to the rear of the house consists of two main areas – both triangular. The formal area has a terrace with containers and a view towards Ashdown Forest, a pebble bed, two pergolas and herbaceous borders, which are planted for a succession of colour and are within a limited palette in each of the beds.

A walk through the pergola with its beautiful bespoke gates introduces you into the informal area which has a peaceful woodland setting. This includes a ‘fire circle’ and a ‘dry stream’ bed with a small bridge.

Many of you will have seen our garden, as we open every year for Hospice in the Weald and the National Garden Scheme (sadly not this year!) so the photos below show you the garden through the season at times when you will not have seen it.