Horticulturist writer and broadcaster for Gardeners World and Gardeners Question Time, Anne Swithinbank, will open the 10th anniversary of Open Gardens at Bridgerule this June, with proceeds from the day to be equally split between Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trusts.
Anne will open the gardens, along with her husband John, on Sunday 19th June at the Bridge Mill at 11am, before touring the gardens to meet the gardeners and talk with the visitors. Ten gardens will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm, with an entry fee of just £4 for all ten gardens.
The ten gardens boast a variety of situations; from compact new-builds to a 16 acre smallholding with lake and water mill, and feature a selection of flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs, dry rockeries and water features. Lunch and cream teas will also be available to visitors as well as a raffle, art exhibition, cake stall and of course a plant sale.
Alan Beat, well-known smallholder, said “The Air Ambulance is a brilliant charity and well worth supporting. I think most of the gardeners who are opening their gates for this event know someone who has been helped in some way. We are supporting both the Devon and Cornwall Air Ambulance charities because Bridgerule is on both sides of the River Tamar.”
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director at Devon Air Ambulance stated “We are so pleased that Bridgerule Open Gardens have chosen to support us and we look forward to being a part of their tenth anniversary celebration. It is sure be an excellent day out with plenty for visitors to enjoy and a great opportunity for local gardeners to meet with Ann Swithinbank.”
This is a pay on the day event. Bridgerule is situated just a 12 minute drive from Holsworthy, off the A3072. Please be advised that dogs will not be permitted to enter the gardens, except for guide dogs.