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Debrief: Pause and Reflect

With the second group visit on Wednesday, our NGS opening for 2017 is over and we can look back to what went well and forward to what could be done better next year. 1,339 more words


Community green spaces: a precious commodity

One of the most cherished and central aspects of community life is shared green spaces – areas where people congregate, walk the dog, go for a run, enjoy a moment of contemplation, take in a stunning view, or sit on a warm bench and flick through their copy of the… 646 more words


A tour of the country gardens of Ilmington

On a sunny Sunday last month I visited Ilmington in south Warwickshire, on the edge of the Costswolds, for the village open gardens weekend as part of the… 126 more words

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eat, beach, sleep, repeat...

We had quite an eventful weekend looking after my granddaughter and my mother, now affectionately known as Great Granny,  me being Granny now of course!  We had already planned to stay with my mum last weekend but in the middle of the week we received an SOS call from my daughter asking if we could look after Baby L (now little L due to the growth spurt) for two days at the weekend due to staff shortages.   685 more words


Luddenden Village Open Gardens Saturday 1 July

This bi-annual event will open up 15 various village gardens and will suit all tastes. They range from small cottage gardens to larger ones with wonderful views of the… 117 more words

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Inspiring Gardens

Despite being a ‘born and breed’ Suffolk girl I almost got lost on Sunday on my way to view another group of  ‘Open Gardens’!  I decided to take in a couple of ‘Open Studios’ on the way and then wend my way cross-country, forgetting the tendency for place names to just disappear from the signposts, usually in the middle of nowhere!  624 more words

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Record breaking Open Gardens!

How did we do it? Who knows, as it was Fathers’ Day and blazing hot, but still people came to see the nine gardens and force down the tea and cakes. 10 more words