February 13, 2012
Chorlton-cum-Hardy is a southern suburb of Manchester.
The first Chorlton Open Gardens event was held in June 2011 in aid of the charity ‘Freedom from Torture’ (formerly the Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture). 29 sites, including gardens and yards, allotments, a school garden, local plant nursery, and grocery roof garden were open to the public. 1000 programmes were sold by four local businesses and volunteers.
The feedback was very positive and people enjoyed the communal atmosphere, the variety of garden spaces, refreshments, and learning more about garden design, flowers and vegetables that can be grown locally.
February 13, 2012
The second Chorlton Open Gardens will be held on Sunday June 24, 2012 from 11am to 5pm
Programmes priced £5 will be on sale from mid May at the four local businesses, Chorlton Bookshop on Wilbraham Road, Blossom Flowers on Manchester Road opposite Unicorn, Chorlton Plant Nursery on Vicars Road and Creative Recycling on Beech Road. Last year most of the programmes were already sold before the day but the Plant Nursery and Creative Recycling will be open on the Sunday and we will sell spare programmes at Unicorn Grocery as well. You can order by post by completing the contact form and will be sent details of how to do this. There will be 11 new gardens including one devoted to growing plants for dyeing, with dyeing demonstrations and one showcasing Vegan-Organic methods. Many of the 2011 gardens will also be open as we realise it is very difficult to see everything on one day. We will be offering music, refreshments, plant sales, art and a raffle on the day.
We hope you are able to come and support the charity and enjoy the day.