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Green Squares and Secret Gardens

Community Posted by jordan keogh on 05 April 2019 Return to News & Events

Green Squares and Secret Gardens in BS8 

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019

WHO CAN RESIST A PEEP INTO PRIVACY?

 

Behind of many of the elegant terraces and crescents of Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells in Bristol there are hidden gardens. This year over the weekend of 8th – 9th June there will be the opportunity to visit many of these communal gardens that are not usually accessible to the public.

Two very different gardens will be open for the first time this year. One is a Georgian communal garden & the other a modern garden designed by a local company.

For only £5.00 (16 and under free) individual visitors get a ticket that gives entry to all gardens on both Saturday and Sunday. Thiscomeswithabooklet,amapandinformationon some interesting things you can look out for whilst going from garden to garden plus a tree trail for those walking along the path through St Andrew’s Churchyard.

For groups of eight people or more tickets can be bought in advance at the reduced price of £3.00 per person (16 and under free).

Details are under ‘Tickets’ on the website.

These tickets are non-refundable.

Please note that the individual gardens choose when they will be open.

From early May full information about the gardens with their opening times will be on the website. Tickets will be on sale at some of the gardens and from 10.30 on both days under the archway outside East Clifton Café, which is between Boyce’s Avenue and Victoria Square in Clifton.

This is an opportunity for the gardens to raise money for their upkeep and enhancement so some will sell refreshments, have stalls or entertainments. Others will be giving talks or conducted walks. Details are on the website.

One of the aims of this weekend is for it to be a fun one for all ages. It is for people to be able to see, enjoy and learn about some of the lovely ‘secret’ gardens that are in Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells.

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.