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Discovering the delights of gardens in a Yorkshire Dales Village, 18-19 June 2022

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One month to go!

In one month from yesterday Gargrave Open Gardens will be underway. We are delighted to have at least 24 gardens scheduled for opening, with a few more gardeners still contemplating whether or not to fling open their gates this year. Several are either newcomers to the event or have not opened for quite a fewContinue reading “One month to go!”

Proud-pied April dress’d all in his trim hath put a spirit of youth in every thing

The tulips are glowing, the apple trees are budding, the water butts are emptying, and our thoughts are turning to Open Gardens 2022. Please put the date in your diary: 18-19 June 2022. Gardens across Gargrave will be open from 11am to 5pm.We are hoping to have live music and artists in residence as inContinue reading “Proud-pied April dress’d all in his trim hath put a spirit of youth in every thing”

One week to go…

One week to go and a few more updates to share. Food and drink will now be available on both days, from 11.30 to 4.30, from St Andrew’s Church. Sandwiches at lunchtime, drinks and cakes the rest of the time. Advance tickets will remain on sale for £6 at Twinlocks Garden Centre and Gargrave Co-OpContinue reading “One week to go…”

Plans for Open Gardens 2021

We are looking forward to Gargrave Open Gardens on the weekend of 17-18 July 2021. At least 23 gardens are due to open, from Gargrave, Bell Busk and Bank Newton. Check here for more information nearer the time.

Bell Busk revisited

Hello again! Here’s an opportunity to join Jeanne on a guided 3D tour of Granville House gardens, Bell Busk. See the garden in its summer glory and listen to Jeanne’s account of its evolution. It’s worth watching to the end to see the wonderfully sculpted wood piles! Press the arrows on the video to panContinue reading “Bell Busk revisited”

A profusion of ponds

Spring 2020 has been the season of big garden projects. During the lockdown people have been digging ponds, building walls, making sheds and re-contouring their beds. We know of at last three new ponds in Gargrave gardens. Here’s a video of one, thanks to Alison. Please remember our donations page. Gargrave Open Gardens is aContinue reading “A profusion of ponds”

Vertical gardening

Welcome to yet more followers of our Gargrave gardens trail! We’ve reached two continents now, with some page views from the USA. I wonder if we will manage to extend our reach to Antarctica by the end of the summer…? A couple of photos here from a little gem of a garden at Goffa Mill,Continue reading “Vertical gardening”