Private gardens and community allotments sought to celebrate Britain’s heritage

July 04 2016

Heritage Open Days are looking for keen gardeners in the Bristol area to open up their public and private green spaces as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival, between 8-11 September 2016.

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Heritage Open Days are looking for keen gardeners in the Bristol area to open up their public and private green spaces as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival, between 8-11 September 2016.

Greenfingered folk from community allotments to private gardens and civic parks are sought to celebrate the Year of the English Garden. The festival is joining in with the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown by showcasing some of the most stunning public and private gardens in England.

There will also be free access to the gardens and houses at a selection of National Trust properties, as well as lesser known private and public secret green spaces and community gardening projects with fascinating stories to tell.

Bishopston, Redland and Westbury Park have plenty of lovely gardens, as seen at the recent Open Gardens events, and could be up to the challenge of a September opening.

Registration closes on August 1st with hundreds of green spaces already listed including the National Trust’s Tyntesfield and the Kingswood Heritage Museum Trust’s Warmley Grottoes, Garden and Museum.

Loyd Grossman, Patron of Heritage Open Days, said: “Heritage Open Days is a great opportunity to showcase the hidden histories behind the green spaces in your area. From formal, prizewinning horticultural landscaping, to allotments, pub gardens and community planting projects, every gardener has a story to tell!”

By registering, all participants will be able to apply a free marketing support pack and their event will be listed at www.heritageopendays.org.uk from midJuly.

For more information, visit the website or email info@heritageopendays.org.uk .