Open Gardens In Southsea
|Published: 30th June 2012 17:47|
Photo courtesy of Jo Moser Visitors to Southsea can visit some local gardens and raise funds for charity this Saturday.
The four town gardens are conveniently located within 100m of each other in St Ronan's Road, Southsea, PO4 0QE.
Each has a distinctive style, with different designs showing what can be achieved in an urban setting. Two of them were recently featured on Alan Titchmarsh's show "Love Your Garden".
The open gardens are part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) which sees gardens across England and Wales welcoming about 750,000 visitors every year. An entry fee is charged which is donated to the NGS (including from the sale of teas and plants); the only exceptions being in some cases they ask that a small proportion goes to a nominated local charity.
85 St Ronan's Road is a city garden with a classical twist, featuring a Neptune water feature in a pool of smoke.
There is exceptional design at 27 St Ronan's Avenue and landscaping has been used to create a modern family concept with exuberant planting.
The ‘inside-out' garden at 87 St Ronan's Road captures busy urban living at its best, with an impressive dining area and sitting room with a permanent outside fireplace.
28 St Ronan's Avenue showcases a mixture of tender, exotic and dry-loving plants along with more traditional incl king protea, bananas, ferns, agave, echeveria and echiums
Opening dates and times: Sat 30 June (5-8)
Admission:Combined adm £5, chd free. Home-made teas at 28 St Ronan's Ave.