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The Great Garden trail

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By Arlene

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This sounds a really great day out for anyone who can do it!
please take pics if you can!
If you go to the RHS site you can see a map.

The Great London Garden Trail

The second Great Garden London Trail will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May, giving visitors a chance to glimpse behind the gates into some impressive private London gardens.

The event has been organised by the RHS, book publishers DK and the Society of Garden Designers, and provides a rare opportunity to see the work of some of the country’s top professionals.

Spread across the Capital from Bow in the east through to Ealing in the west, and taking in the likes of the Great Ormond Street Hospital garden, the trail should inspire and delight visitors. It is open to everyone and free of charge.

The trail has been created to celebrate the release of the RHS latest title How to Grow Practically Everything, by showcasing the very best in plantsmanship and garden creation.

The 10 gardens show a diverse range of garden styles. They include Great Ormond Street Hospital’s rooftop garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon where hospital staff can escape the pressures of work, and a small but lush ‘urban jungle’ in Bow, East London designed by Amanda Patton.

In Wimbledon visitors can see John Brookes’ design of a plantman’s Gothic cottage garden packed with vivid colours, while a long, narrow space typical of a London garden has been given the wow factor by Pamela Johnson with three circular lawns and a meandering path.

The Trail is open from 12pm – 5pm on Monday 3 May and free of charge to visit. Visitors will be able to pick up a Trail brochure on the day, from the first garden they visit and get full details of all the gardens, complete with maps and directions.

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That would be a great time !

28 Apr, 2010

 

Oooh! I would love that so much!!

28 Apr, 2010

 

that sounds lovely...a village near us Manorbier opens lots of gardens on the same day. are u going up to this one in London Arlene?

28 Apr, 2010

 

~will be going to Malvern~staying over on the 6th and 7th so can't do this as well unfortunately~ but it sounds like a great day out!

28 Apr, 2010

 

have to go next year....enjoy malvern..

29 Apr, 2010

 

Sounds wonderful Arlene,really enjoyed your blog :~))

29 Apr, 2010

 

I'd love to visit those 10 gardens in London but unfortunately I won't be able to go. It sounds like it would be a very pleasant way of spending a day out - much, much better than traipsing around shops!

1 May, 2010

 

Agreed Balcony! like the shops as well mind...

1 May, 2010

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