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Discovering the delights of gardens in a Yorkshire Dales Village, 18-19 June 2022
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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!”
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 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…”
Passports for visiting a record-breaking 30 gardens around Gargrave will be on sale from Twinlocks Garden Centre and Gargrave Coop from Saturday morning (3 July). Advance tickets are £6 per person, a £2 saving on tickets bought on the day. On 17-18 July you can buy tickets from outside Gargrave Village Hall. Children are free.Continue reading “Tickets on sale for a record 30 gardens”
Plans are taking shape now for Gargrave Open Gardens on 17-18 July 2021. Advance tickets will be on sale from early July at Twin Locks Garden Centre, Gargrave, at £6 per person. Tickets on the day will be available from outside Gargrave Village Hall at £8. Children are free. As well as the 25 orContinue reading “Open Gardens 2021 with music, art, cakes and more”
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.
One benefit of a virtual Open Gardens is that we can add more gardens to the trail throughout the year. Here’s a fun contribution from the Dalesman Cafe in Gargrave. This is also an opportunity to announce that we at St Andrew’s Church are hoping to hold a real, 3D Gargrave Open Gardens this year,Continue reading “Open Gardens video from Dalesman Cafe”
Hello garden explorers! Here”s a late addition to the garden trail for you to enjoy now that you’ve finished your month-long virtual Open Gardens lunch at Gargrave Village Hall. This video was recorded in July: an interview with some of the Faulkner family – that’s us – in our garden on aptly-named Riversway. It’s aContinue reading “Autumnal addition: interview on Riversway”
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”
The River Aire weaves its way through Gargrave and through the fabric of villagers’ lives. We have featured gardens on River Place and Riverside: today, a garden on Riversway, courtesy of Cynthia and Peter. Read on to discover the story of the transformation of their garden… When we moved here the garden was largely lawnContinue reading “From River Place and Riverside to Riversway”
Gill has provided an impressive 3D visualisation of her garden. It’s pretty well like being there. All we need now to complete the virtual reality experience is the sound of the river gliding by and the scent of that newly mown lawn. Try panning around the garden and click on the 360 symbols to moveContinue reading “3D visualisation on River Place”
Today, a look round one of my all-time favourites from Gargrave Open Gardens. You may well have glimpsed the Old School House garden if you have walked along the Pennine Way through Gargrave. As you enjoy your tour of the gardens, please remember our invitation to make a donation to the work of St Andrew’sContinue reading “Welcome to Old School House Garden”
Hello again and welcome to our 500th visitor to Gargrave Gardens go Global! Today’s post is a look round Mary and Nigel’s garden on Walton Avenue, one of the stalwarts of Open Gardens as it is one of the few gardens that has opened every year for as long as we have been running OpenContinue reading “A look round a garden by the River Aire”
Joan and Nigel’s garden on Riverside has been thriving during lockdown. They were so pleased that people taking their daily exercise were able to stop and enjoy the garden as they passed by on the village green. The church tower behind their garden has remained silent since 23rd March. They’ve missed the church bells andContinue reading “Riverside: crescendo of lupins by the silent bells”
Cross the canal bridge and join Allison on a tour of one of Gargrave’s horticultural highlights.
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”
Ahoy there garden followers! Good morning and welcome to our new participants. We’ve notched up another continent now, with some visits from Australia (thanks, Auntie Sheila!) as well as interest from Germany and Italy. Today’s offering is a series of wonderful photos from Gill’s garden: exquisite floral details, a new Mediterranean wall and a starContinue reading “Floral transcendence by the River Aire”
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”