This year Didsbury Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 17th June. The day after Didsbury Festival.
Gardens will be open from noon to 5.30pm with some including live music, demonstrations and tea and cake.
The programme price for 2012 will remain at £5 with under 12s getting free entry. There will be no event in 2013 to give the gardeners a well deserved year off.
As always, proceeds go to charity.
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This year Didsbury Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 12th June.
More than 25 gardens which include some gardens which have not be previously opened, exhibitions of mosaics, sculpture, woodcarving, live music, teas and cakes.
Programmes for Didsbury Open Gardens go on Sale from 3rd May and are available at...
The programme is £5.00 and it will admit one person (accompanied children under 12 are free)
For Manchester’s garden lovers, the Didsbury Open Gardens charity event just can’t be beaten and when it comes to a blooming great afternoon out with the chance to have a nosey at other people’s gardens, this is one event not to be missed!
More than 25 public and private gardens will open this year, in aid of St Anne’s Hospice and The Alzheimers Society. Last year 1,000 people, young and old, walked or cycled between the gardens and the event raised over £8,000 for good causes. The organisers hope to smash through the £25,000 barrier this year, which also happens to be the 40th Anniversary of St Anne’s Hospice.
There are bountiful delights and secret gardens, scrumptious cakes, live Jazz and beautiful sculpture by local artist Judy Taylor. Then there’s the Chainsaw Wood carving from Didsbury’s very own Andy Burgess and an exhibition of Mosaic flowers, made by pupils from Elm Grove and Broad Oak primary schools. Local artist, Sally Almond, who ran the school mosaics workshops will also be exhibiting some of her own sculptures that will soon be at The Eden Project where Sally will run workshops. The Open Gardens Photography competition will also be repeated after last year’s success.
All the family can enjoy Didsbury Open Gardens, knowing that it is in a very good cause. The event will take place on Sunday 12 June from 12 noon till 5.30pm. Programmes are available from 3 May, at The Cheese Hamlet, Inman’s Newsagents and Delia’s Florist. Cost £5. Visit www.didsburyopengardens.org for news and updates.