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British Red Cross Open Gardens

Cheshires first Open Garden to support the British Red Cross will take place this Sunday at 35 Heyes Lane, Timperley, Altrincham. This small, organic, cottage-style garden has been opening its gates to visitors for 20 years and is the perfect example of how much you can do with a small garden.

Garden owner Mary Eastwood will be there to show you around the garden, give you tips on designing your own garden if it's on the smaller side and will have plants and fruit on sale to buy. The garden is open from 2pm until 5pm and is just £3 to visit, with every guest getting a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Going from small to the rather larger, Capesthorne Hall in Macclesfield will be allowing guests to explore the vast grounds on Monday 12th May, again with all proceeds benefitting the British Red Cross. The grounds are open from 12-5 and there is a British Red Cross display table in the tea rooms.

For more information go to or contact Clare at [email protected]


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,742

    Thanks for the info Clare. I wish I lived closer!

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Clare 9Clare 9 Posts: 3

    Fingers crossed there are some in the area you live! We have lots of gardens open - they're all listed at the website above. Hope you can make one!

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    Its good idea to go and visit these gardens to ideas on what you can do as well enjoy.image

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