This year's Aston Ingham Open Gardens weekend will take
place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June, with each day's
viewing taking place between the hours of 1.30 pm and 5.30
pm. There will be nine gardens in all, welcoming the public
to view their grounds in an effort to raise money for three
local charities. These charities are The Acorns Children's
Hospice, Pound Farm at Gorsley and the Local Night Nursing
Project, which has helped a number of local people in need
of night care recently.
gardens are at the following locations. In Group A you will
find Garden 1 at Springfield Cottage, Ravenshill, Kilcot,
GL18 1NS, by kind permission of John and Hazel Whiskerd.
Garden 2 is at St. Clements, Kilcot, GL18 1NS, Margaret
Reece and Garden 3 at Brook Cottage, Kilcot, GL18 1NR, courtesy
of Ken and Ann Allen.
Group B there are gardens 4, 5 and 6, with garden 4 belonging
to Madeleine and Ken Readings of Aston Mill Granary, Warren
Lane, Aston Crews, HR9 7LT. Garden 5 is that of Elizabeth
Gwynn at Aston Mill, Lea, HR9 7LT and Garden 6 is located
at The Old Corn mill, Knightshill, Lea HR9 7LA and is owned
by Jill Hunter.
remaining gardens taking part in this event are Garden 7,
that of Rosemary and Clive Tree at The Larches, Crews Hill
HR9 7LN, Garden 8 belonging to Francine and Stephen Burns
of Southlea, Aston Crews, HR9 7LW and Garden 9, the home
of Nicky and Nick Jones at Lilley Hall, Darnells Lane, Sergeants
Lane, Gorsley, HR9 7SG.
range of gardens on show is very diverse including great
floral displays, woodlands, wild flower meadows, lawned
gardens and those with streams and a lake. There will be
something of interest to all who enjoy a lovely garden.
will also be an exhibition of Bonsai trees and lunches and
teas will be available at the Village Hall.
for this event cost £5 each and cover both days. For
further details of the Open Gardens weekend, please telephone
01989 720 762 or 01989 720 796.
a short television slide show of more of the gardens, please
click here (or right click to save to your own computer).