Today is the day of Chapel Allerton Open Gardens 2019 and this year we are taking part! Between 1 and 5pm our side gate will be unlocked and visitors will be able to tour our garden for a donation to a couple of local charities – St Gemma’s Hospice and Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods.
We have been dodging rain showers, some torrential, to tidy the garden and remove all the trip hazards. Ours isn’t a manicured garden by any means, my description of it on the advertising blurb is:
“Inspired by Permaculture Design and a dog, this garden consists of part original garden, part disused tennis court and part disused bowling green. There are now about 30 trees, lots of fruit bushes and vegetables in a no dig garden, composting to grow soil, green manures, chickens and two ponds. Oh, and a friendly dog!”
The stained glass wands were made by Kev Trigg of Corvus Stained Glass and are available from the Glasshouse Gallery in Chapel Allerton