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Some fabulous gardens will be opening to the public for the first time in six years on May the 8th from 2-5pm. The event offers a rare opportunity to explore ten BCS gardens, as well as listening to expert talks and demonstrations. For more details follow this link

Besides the open gardens will be other events;

- Ali Quantrell (University of Oxford Botanic Garden) will offer a demonstration of natural woven birch staking followed by a garden advice surgery over tea and cake

- Resident horticulturalist Paul Chilton will share his expertise in the rare art of fruit tree grafting

- Assembled Brightwell players will perform garden and nature inspired Folk music sung by local singer Madeleine Lowe (ex national youth choir)

- Jason Debney, landscape architect, will enlighten listeners on the history of the cottage garden.

Also, throughout the afternoon the owners of Brightwell Bees honey, will showcase their observation hive. There will be two children's gardens complete with tree house, storytelling by Alison Jinks of The Wallingford Bookshop and a gardening activity for young people. And children of any age can visit the pottery café or join in with a dragon-modelling workshop!

To enjoy the gardens, visitors simply need to pay the suggested donation of £5 at any of the open gardens. Proceeds will go towards the complete redevelopment of the garden used by local children at Allsorts Preschool.

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