THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN, DEVON: OPEN DAY
This ‘natural’ style garden, loved by wildlife, will open to public for the first time for exploration and enjoyment; of interest to walkers, locals, nature lovers, flower lovers, artists and photographers.
A number of activites will be running throughout the day, with gorgeous flowers from the garden available to buy.
Amanda Winsor, a Level 3 student at the Academy of Floral Art Dunchideock, will also be in one shed to demonstrate her floral art skills and chat flowers.
Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite flower/flowers to put on a "share" table to photograph for New Covent Garden so that everyone attending can share and celebrate British flowers. They would love to see people getting off the bus and walking up the lane with flowers!
There will be some refreshments and people are invited to bring a picnic. Facilities are practical (the old strawberry pickers loo is available)!
Timings and How to Get There
10.00am – 2.00pm - Floral Art display
11.00am - Free raffle for a hand tie! A share table bring your own favourite flower from your garden to share! Flowers for sale and to view! Refreshments – bring a picnic!
6.00pm – 9.00pm - For those who want a quiet walk and sit in the gardens.
Sorry - for safety, no walking children under 10. Dogs welcome on a lead.
The gardens are up a deep Devon lane in Combe Martin North Devon, with no vehicular access. You have to engage with nature for a five minute walk to get there. They were once five or seven strip fields on southern slopes, used for cabbages and the famous Combe Martin strawberries.
The garden falls under the North Devon AONB, who have helped with sustainable development funding for water catchers to help the beautiful British flowers! Little has changed in this idyllic location with lanes connecting up to Exmoor. The garden covers 6 acres; 3 for growing and 3 kept tidy by shetland sheep. Old sheds in use add to the authentic market garden feel.
For further information and how to get to the garden, visit: http://www.theforgottengarden.co.uk/news/