Calverley open gardens will raise rescue charity cash

13 June 2019

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Calverley is to host its first-ever Open Gardens this weekend, with 13 gardens on view, writes Anne Akers.

The event is organised by local resident Debbie Winder, supported by gardening friends and the village horticultural society.

Ten of the gardens are in the village centre, with three about a mile up the road at Woodhall Hills Hamlet.

They range from small and compact to three-quarters of an acre of woodland garden, from well-established gardens to ‘work in progress’.

The gardens will be open to the public from 1pm to about 5pm, depending on the gardeners and the weather.

Some will offer refreshments and have plants for sale. They will also be selling knitted hedgehogs, made by the Knitwits, who meet in the village library every other Monday afternoon.

Maps are available at the Post Office and Calverley Library, or can be downloaded from the Calverley Horticultural Society webpage. Debbie is asking visitors to make donations at the first garden they visit, they’ll receive a donation sticker.

All cash raised will go to support The Hedgehoggery hedgehog rescue charity.

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