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Open Gardens 2013

 

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Open Gardens

Open Gardens day was held on Sunday June 22nd 2014 Open Garden leaflet 1

The weather was kind and over 320 people visited the gardens - possibly the most successful opening that we've held

 

Friends of Old Headington’s open gardens event went with a swing

 

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10:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people visited open gardens in Headington to raise money for good causes.

About 300 visitors toured 12 gardens which opened for the Friends of Old Headington’s annual Open Gardens on Sunday.

There were also stalls selling plants and cakes, and visitors had the chance to become members of the group.

The money raised is still being counted, but it will be used to support conservation projects and charities.

Veronica Hurst, Friends of Old Headington’s committee chairman, said: “Thanks to the weather and the efforts made by all concerned, there's no doubt that today was a real success. It was lovely to see so many people wandering around the conservation area and telling each other about the highlights of the gardens they visited.”

Catharine Mack Smith, 74, a psychoanalyst, of White Lodge, in Osler Road, has opened her garden for the last four years.

She said: “People pass my gate, look in and say they long to come in and look around.

“My entire garden is at the front of my house. It’s very beautiful with lovely trees and now it has a vegetable garden.”

Her garden includes a handmade “Fragonard swing” – named after the painting The Swing by18th century French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

 

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2013 Open Garden photographs

These photographs show 5 of the gardens

This popular summer event started in 1972 when twenty gardens were opened for the public to view on a Sunday afternoon in June. Visitors enjoy the sight of interesting gardens normally hidden from view.

A successful Open Gardens day this year was held in 2013 on Sunday June 23rd, the leaflet can be viewed here 1 as a PDF

Photographs from the 2012 open garden days can be viewed by clicking on the picture below

 

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Open Gardens 2013

 

 

Open Gardens

Open Gardens day was held on Sunday June 22nd 2014 Open Garden leaflet

The weather was kind and over 320 people visited the gardens - possibly the most successful opening that we've held

 

Friends of Old Headington’s open gardens event went with a swing

 

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10:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people visited open gardens in Headington to raise money for good causes.

About 300 visitors toured 12 gardens which opened for the Friends of Old Headington’s annual Open Gardens on Sunday.

There were also stalls selling plants and cakes, and visitors had the chance to become members of the group.

The money raised is still being counted, but it will be used to support conservation projects and charities.

Veronica Hurst, Friends of Old Headington’s committee chairman, said: “Thanks to the weather and the efforts made by all concerned, there's no doubt that today was a real success. It was lovely to see so many people wandering around the conservation area and telling each other about the highlights of the gardens they visited.”

Catharine Mack Smith, 74, a psychoanalyst, of White Lodge, in Osler Road, has opened her garden for the last four years.

She said: “People pass my gate, look in and say they long to come in and look around.

“My entire garden is at the front of my house. It’s very beautiful with lovely trees and now it has a vegetable garden.”

Her garden includes a handmade “Fragonard swing” – named after the painting The Swing by18th century French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

 

© Copyright 2001-2014 Newsquest Media Group

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Open Garden photographs

These photographs show 5 of the gardens

This popular summer event started in 1972 when twenty gardens were opened for the public to view on a Sunday afternoon in June. Visitors enjoy the sight of interesting gardens normally hidden from view.

A successful Open Gardens day this year was held in 2013 on Sunday June 23rd, the leaflet can be viewed here as a PDF

Photographs from the 2012 open garden days can be viewed by clicking on the picture below