Open garden featuring a wilder lawn
About the event
Experience Nature friendly gardens
We are excited to announce that during the spring and summer some of our Gardening for a Wilder Kent volunteers will be opening their gardens and giving practical tips on how to make all types of gardens nature friendly. Each event will be focused on one or two specific topics, such as ponds or wilder lawns, and members of the team will be on hand to deal with questions. The relevant COVID-19 restrictions will be adhered to at each site. Booking is essential.
This event gives you a chance to tour a garden of (approximately 20 x 30 metres) with a wilder lawn, ponds, fruit trees, herbaceous beds and habitats for reptiles, invertebrates and hedgehogs. The garden has a meadow bank sloping down to the River Eden. Timed visits will allow plenty of time to chat with the experienced volunteers and get tips and advice for developing your own garden.
By the end of the visit it is expected that you would:
- Understand that a nature friendly garden doesn’t need to be unkempt.
- Understand how to introduce wildlife friendly features in your own garden.
Suitable for people of all abilities
Phone number01622 662012
PricePrice: £5 per person
Additional booking informationNo dogs. No toilets
There is no car parking in Victoria Close. Please use the free car park off Frantfield (near St Peter and St Paul’s church). There is also limited parking in Church Street and at Waitrose (maximum 2 hours).
Know before you go
The top third of the garden is accessible to anyone using a wheelchair that will pass through a standard doorway. Two shallow steps lead to the rest of the garden. Access to the river bank requires some agility.
What to bring
Suitable outdoor clothing including sunscreen if appropriate