UncategorisedOpen gardens 2018 7th August 20189th August 2018 This way to the Open Gardens . . . Car park attendant Jeremy directs visitors to the main attractions while son, Jack, collects the money. 1 Old Rectory – Tim Elwes. Tranquil garden surrounded by open countryside. Splendid trees, shrubs, roses, lilac and laburnums. 2 Joyce Rochester – Garden can do its own thing. Orchard supposed to be a wild meadow but refuses to go feral. 3 Wood End Cottage – Jo Rochester. Large family garden; wild field in part and a neater half containing lawns, beds and parterre. 4 The Dell – Bill Stewart. A work in progress. A tranquil havenof greenery and birds. We continue to develop this established woodland garden with the help of rampant nettles, rabbits and deer. 5 The Old Schoolhouse – Neil Taylor. Our new garden needs TLC, But informal borders you will see, With its very old brick water well, It’s a work in progress you can tell. 6 Gill Tarlington – A natural garden, approximately half an acre, overlooking a water meadow. 7 The Fighting Cocks – Jeanne Buchanan. Half of the old pub garden – and used to provide visitors with lunch, a bar and raffle. 8 Field House – Chris Roberts. The back has flowers, shrubs, veg and fruit gardens but more unusually, it features a geodesic dome as greenhouse and a workshop of straw bale construction. 9 The Shire House – Michael and Annie Wallis. Two-part garden; a courtyard with roses, lavender, lawns and borders on site of old farmyard, and a meadow garden with trees, roses and raised beds. 10 The Beeches – Karen Humphrey. Informal country garden with pond, hard tennis court, paddock and a deciduous plantation.