Sunday, 9 June 2019

Open gardens 2019


Last year’s drought has had a lasting effect on the gardens but our gardeners have been very busy  this last twelve months. Planning, pruning, moving, planting, building, clearing and planting.

We are open this year on the weekend of June 22nd 23rd 1pm until 5pm

We have one ‘resting’ garden this year and one new garden. Our Chelsea gold medal winner has been busy this year with Chelsea so is resting.  Our new garden is conveniently next door to the existing garden on Ellers drive; The garden is being restored to be in keeping with the 1960’s, grade 2 listed, single storey dwelling (not open) it surrounds. They have made an excellent start.

Four of the eight gardens are  on Whin Hill  and St Eric’s is within walking distance but those not so nimble may need to drive across to Ellers and Middlefield Rd.

We continue with our Weekend Ticket for £5 valid for both days so if you have time you can visit over two days and leisurely enjoy the gardens. Accompanied Children under 16 are  free and welcome.


The tickets are £5 for the two days; children under 16 free (must be accompanied )
There is a treasure hunt for children - all winners, a raffle,  tombola, home produce stall and guess the name of the teddy; all good fun  Plants for sale in each garden;

We remain committed to raising money for Doncaster local charities: last year raising an incredible £5,000.
Charities 2019;  POD (fun, enjoyment and magic) for children on Doncaster paediatric wards
                        ; Given Freely Freely Given;   A series of ‘Banks’ for those in need in Doncaster
                        ; People focused group;   providing a  Social Centre for vulnerable people.
We are indebted to our fantastic sponsors; Walkers Nursery, Blaxton who cover the cost of the printing and donating the most scrumptious cakes for the teas.