The final flourish

2010-10-29 00:00

OPEN Gardens this weekend:

This weekend sees the end of The Witness Open Gardens season, but gardeners are still spoilt for choice with gardens opening throughout the region.

The gardens have been truly spectacular this year with an abundance of blossoms; azaleas have been in full bloom and the roses have certainly been a highlight of the season.

Open this weekend is Rosehurst in Boom Street which also has a restaurant and will be serving teas and lunches throughout the weekend.

In the Cedara area both the Arnott’s and the Wimbush gardens will be open. Milestone Forest in Balgowan, which has had a new tree walk developed, is open, and you are welcome to bring along a picnic basket and spend time in the national heritage site.

The Sivright’s in Rosetta are opening for an additional weekend due to demand and will also be serving light lunches and teas, and the Baynes House gardens in Baynesfield will be open, as well as the garden of Dave and Jenny Howells in Richmond.

All of these gardens offer something different for visitors — from small town gardens to vast expanses of lawn, traditional English gardens and manicured lawns, to farm gardens with magnificent views. For a full listing and directions, log on to The Witness website

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