Open Wild Gardens 2023

Wild gardens are for people as well as nature!   The eight gardens opened this year and offered an endless variety of creative ideas to engage our minds and give delight.

Gardens were open in Bradwell, Bamford and Hathersage on the limestone and gritstone. Eight gardens – small and large with diverse topography from level sites with rich soils to steeply graded hill sides. Habitats include, flower beds, lawns with wild flower patches and meadows, bird baths, ponds and boggy areas, stone walls, brash hedges and woodland.

We were able to share our experience, ask questions of each other and learn new things about how nature responds to the way we garden. The weekend turned out to be extremely hot and shade, water and refreshment were very welcome.

If you think you might like to open your nature friendly garden in 2024 please contact:

Scharlie Platt

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