The National Garden Scheme open weekend comes to Gillingham tomorrow when the town’s Woodlands Road allotments – all 162 of them will be open to the public.
So much to see including espalier fruit trees, floral allotments, bee hives as well as fruit and vegetables from all around the world.
The diverse plots on the allotment field include a large carefully tended ‘orchard’ with espalier trees and parterre, also many plots with gardeners from round the world so unusual vegetables and fruits as well as floral allotments and wildlife areas.
Plots are tended by individuals and on behalf of groups such as Kent Autistic Trust. With access on a concrete road across the field, ample opportunity is allowed to chat with the many friendly allotmenteers who are happy to share their passion for gardening. Beehives, local wildlife and a plot imaginatively using many up-cycled materials.
Home-made cakes and drinks are available in ‘The Shed’ with plants and produce for sale.
Opening dates: Saturday July 24, Sunday July 26 (noon-4pm on both days) Adult: £5. Child: Free
Homemade teas. Plant sale.
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