One of the big events on the Langford calendar is our Village Gardens Open – the second Sunday in June every second year. So the next Gardens Open is on Sunday June 14, 2020
One of the big events on the Langford calendar is our Village Gardens Open – the second Sunday in June every second year. So the next Gardens Open is on Sunday June 14, 2020.
Gardens Open is organised in conjunction with The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and raises money for charity. Half of what we raise goes to NGS nominated charities, such as Macmillan Nurses, and half goes towards the upkeep of St Matthew’s, our magnificent church. In June 2018 over 475 people visited Langford for Gardens Open Sunday.
A number of villages open gardens under the NGS scheme, but Langford always opens more gardens than anywhere else – about 25 in total. What makes it such a lovely occasion is that the gardens come in all shapes and sizes, from small cottage gardens to larger formal ones. We live in a lovely Cotswold stone village, famous for our roses. In early June Langford is a blaze of colour, and so what better way to share this beauty then by inviting people to visit us while raising money for charity at the same time.
Alongside the open gardens we have teas, a plant stall, cake stall and a raffle, while the church is open and resplendent with flower displays.
If you would like to be involved with Gardens Open, either by opening your garden, or by helping in any way (we are always looking for helpers on the day and for people to donate cakes and plants) please contact the organiser Denise Kemp – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01367 860176.
Click on this link to read about the Open Gardens during the summer of 1983. It gives some great details on the day and the properties taking part.
More details about the day can be found here at The National Gardens Scheme website.
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