Park Street and Harpenden gardens open to raise funds for charities

TWO gardens are open this Sunday – one under the National Garden Scheme and the other to raise money for the RNLI.

Richard and Lynne Wilson are opening their garden at 14 Spooners Drive, Park Street, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm to raise money for the National Garden Scheme.

The 150ft x 30ft town garden includes water features, ponds and a gravel garden as well as many interesting and unusual plants, shrubs and flowers.

Richard said: “We raised over �500 last year with over 160 visitors – I am hoping to do even better this year – and hope those that visited last year will come back and see a number of significant changes. Admission to the garden is �2.50 with children free.

Margaret Easter of 23 Wroxham Way, Harpenden, is opening her garden from 2pm to 4.30pm on the same day to raise money for the lifeboat charity.

She has the national plant collections of thymus, hyssopus and satureja and her plantsman’s garden is planted for all-year-round interest and wildlife.

The entrance fee is �2 and there will be plants for sale.