Chicken coops and herbaceous borders at open gardens in Ely

A flower arranger's garden

A flower arranger's garden - Credit: Archant

SIX gardens in Ely will open their doors to visitors on Sunday, as part of this month’s Isle of Ely Arts Festival, and in celebration of National Gardens Weekend.

A flower arranger's garden.

A flower arranger's garden. - Credit: Archant

All the gardens are in walking distance of the Barton Road car park, and visitors can follow yellow signs to the plots, which are all very different. There are large and small gardens, reflecting a wide range of interest and expertise.

Herbaceous border at 40 Barton Road

Herbaceous border at 40 Barton Road - Credit: Archant

On show will be herbaceous borders, an organic an wildlife garden, a flower arranger’s garden, urban chicken coops, ponds and interesting hard standing.

The gardens are at 36, 40 and 42 Barton Road, and 47 Cambridge Road. Also open is the garden at Bishop Woodford House in Barton Road, and the garden at the home of the Bishop of Huntingdon, the Right Rev David Thomson and his wife Jean, in Lynn Road.

The gardens are open from 2-6pm, and combined admission costs £5, with children admitted free. Home made teas will be available at 36 Barton Road and at the Bishop’s garden.


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• The cottage garden at Ty Gwyn, 6 The Borough Aldreth, is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission costs £3, children free.

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