'Delightful' Dorridge gardens open this Sunday to raise money for cancer charity - The Solihull Observer

'Delightful' Dorridge gardens open this Sunday to raise money for cancer charity

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jun, 2017   0

THREE ‘delightful’ Dorridge gardens will be open to the public this Sunday (June 25) to raise money for National Gardens Scheme Cancer Care Beneficiaries.

The three properties are:

* 44 Avenue Road, where visitors will find a lovely, informal, cottage-style garden loving created by its owners over the last 30 years.

* Carnlea, Temple Road – a glorious garden featuring island beds, a rose-clad pergola, acers, shrubs and perennials. The garden has been totally redesigned over a number of years by its enthusiastic plantswoman owner.

* 75 Blue Lake Road – a lovely half-acre garden, laid with lawns, hedges, topiary and deep herbaceous borders, bursting with colourful perennials.

Paths lead to secret corners and sitting areas, including a gazebo by a large pond, a wonderful spot to sit quietly and look for wildlife, incl newts, water boatmen and the occasional toad.

The gardens will be open from 1.30pm to 5.30pm – Admission is £5.50 for entry to all three gardens. Under 16s go free.

Homemade teas will be available at Carnlea and 44 Avenue Road is the only property with wheelchair access.


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