Kegworth Open Gardens - 17th June
|Published: 10th June 2012 12:22|
Kegworth Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 17th June, between 1.00pm and 5.30pm, when private gardens will open to the public for enjoyment, refreshments and gardening advice.
Around 18 gardens and allotments are taking part and there will also be an Art Exhibition and Sale at the Baptist Chapel. Local artist Jerry Tseng produced all the posters for the event and, as a raffle prize, will paint a portrait of the winners house. There will be a plant stall, tombola and some of the gardens will provide refreshments.
Visitors can start at any garden (see poster), or the Baptist Chapel, High Street, Kegworth, DE74 2DA and purchase a garden passport at a cost of £3.00.
Expect to see a wide range of gardening styles in gardens ranging in size from a small courtyard to a third of an acre. In one of the gardens a professional gardener will be on hand to offer advice and non gardening things to be found in the gardens will include vintage barn engines and a model railway.
Childrens activities include the opportunity to pot up a small plant or sow some seeds in a container which they can take home. Bee-Craft, part of the British Beekeepers Association, will be running a bee quiz trail around all the gardens with prizes to be won.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Headcase Cancer Trust.
For further informaton contact: James McKay on tel: 01509 670243, or email: email@example.com