Open Gardens 2019
Sunday 9th June
Welcome to our fourth
Open Parks and Gardens Day
Friends of Berwick Castle Parks have teamed up once more with friends and neighbours who have kindly offered to open their gardens to the public for a day. All proceeds from this event go to Friends of Castle Parks to fund future events and to buy tools and plants. Open Gardens has become established as our primary source of income so your participation is very much appreciated.
This year we have expanded our range across the town to include over 20 gardens, many of which are new this year. Most of these new gardens are in the Greenses plus a large and interesting hidden one in Ravensdowne. We are delighted to welcome all new gardens on board and appreciate the hard work that goes into preparing all participating gardens for Open Gardens Day. As ever, the gardens are very varied - some formal, some modern, some very informal and some with lovely pieces of outdoor art. You are likely to spot some plants you haven’t seen before and get some fresh gardening ideas to take home!
If you haven’t seen them before, take time to visit the animal sculpture trail in Coronation Park and say hello to Bari Bear at the Railway entrance to Castle Vale. We have also built a “bug hotel” at Castle Vale with the help of Berwick Army Cadets for our smaller visitors. Another new feature in the Parks is our Orienteering Trail - you may notice the markers on your way round. We hope that this will encourage older children and families to enjoy our wonderful parks. Orienteering maps are available to download via our website should you want to give it a try at a later date.
Some of the gardens will be offering refreshments this year and some will have plants for sale too - check for the symbols in the leaflet.
Thanks for taking part. I hope you enjoy your day and that the weather is kind to us again this year.