The organisers of Crosspool Open Gardens are inviting everyone to share their gardens and raise money for charities as part of a revamped event for this year’s festival.
Traditionally the event has attracted gardens with impressive displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables. This year they’re also looking for Crosspool residents to show their neighbours some of the other ways that people are using gardens.
Organiser Lindsey Beagles explained: “People use their gardens for lots of things as well as flowers and veg. Having a cuppa, looking at the view, BBQs, hobbies such as art, music, restoring cars or mending bikes, football, keeping chickens, bees or fish are all just as valid a reason to share your garden.
“Maybe you have a great play area for the kids, or someone may want to do nail art on the patio for charity. I want people to share their space with their neighbours and raise some money for charity in the process. So it is not just about fantastic gardens although as we have seen, there are plenty of these in Crosspool!”
Crosspool Open Gardens 2013 takes place on Saturday 29 June. Gardens are usually open between 10:30 and 4:30pm, although you don’t have to open all day if you don’t want. Any money you raise from opening up your garden should be donated to a charity of your choice.
Interested in getting involved? Get in touch with Lindsey before the end of May on 0114 230 1041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.