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Local Open Gardens 17 & 24 June

Message from Bellenden Residents’ Group  http://www.bellenden.net

It is the season of open gardens, and two are nearby this month in our own streets on the west side of Rye Lane in Bellenden: Choumert Sq. and Lyndhurst Sq. Details for these are below. You can find others within a mile or two of Peckham in the NGS Yellow Book here: http://www.ngs.org.uk/?gclid=CKiD2MPiurACFcQKfAodaWeAmQ

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Sunday 17 June – Choumert Square,  London,  SE15 4RE

Choumert Square, built in the latter half of the 19th Century, presents to the visitor not a Square but a laneway of 46 tiny cottages leading to a communal `walled’ garden. The gardens of this secret Southwark street are amongst the tiniest it’s possible to tend! They’ve evolved over some twenty years, triggered initially by a few neighbours’ gardening passions that infected the enthusiasm of others. Today the Square gardens uniquely demonstrate how gardening unites a community. The street divides into a sunny side and a shady side, and the gardens’ eco-climate (and planting) reflect this… read more Http://goo.gl/ZVioW

Opening dates and times: Sun 17 June (1-6)
Admission:  £3, chd free (share to St Christopher’s Hospice)
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Sunday 24 June – Lyndhurst Square Group, London, London, SE15 5AR

Five very attractive gardens open in this small, elegant square of 1840s listed villas. Each measuring approx 90ft x 50ft has its own shape and distinct style as the Square curves in a U shape. No.3 is a pretty, classic English garden with shrubs, fruit trees and sculpted topiary. A delightful greenhouse enhances the impression of peace. No.4 is for a family, with a generous lawn, vegetables and herbs, and mature fruit trees adding lushness. At No.5, the design combines Italianate and Gothic themes with roses, lavender, olives, euphorbia and ferns within yew and box parterres. No.6 is an up-to-date family garden given drama with architectural plants. A wisteria pergola frames the vegetables bordered by espaliered apples. Check the treehouse! Simplicity, Swedish style, is key at No.7, with roses and raised beds, framed by yew hedges. Great home-made teas served at No 4. read more… http://goo.gl/mZR7q

Opening dates and times: Sun 24 June (1.30-5.30)
Admission: Combined adm £6, chd free (share to Terrence Higgins Trust)

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