There are 16 gardens and the church open on 25th June. Programmes are available from the Village Shop in advance or the Church on the day. Accompanied children go free.
1 Ballister House via Ship Hill Lane - Mr and Mrs Bullimore
The garden at Ballister House has over the last few years been transformed from a building site. A sculptural approach to gardening has created curved rolling banks, a natural approach to planting and the installation of ponds to encourage wildlife. Extensive views of the river. It is anticipated that the garden railway will be completed.
Light refreshments available.
2 Shiphill Cottage Station Road - Mr and Mrs Burchell
There is no parking here apart from two spaces at the bottom of the garden which will be for less abled people.
A large cottage style garden laid to lawn with flower borders, also decked and shingled areas. Plenty of seating available. We will again be serving ice creams and will have a bric a brac stall.
3 Barley Cottage The Street - Mrs Petrie
"A small cottage garden, planted with love"
4 Number 2 Squires Cottage The Street - Mrs Cotter
A very small front garden, containing pots and baskets which are always full of interesting plants.
5 St Lawrence Church The Street - PROGRAMMES. Service 10.30-11.30 approx.The proceeds from Open Gardens are towards the repair and maintenance of the church. Following the service the church will be open for you to visit.
6 Rossmoyne The Street - Mr and Mrs Ablett
Take the weight off your feet and enjoy some Bradfield vistas. The garden is only one year old, but it is gradually transforming into a peaceful, relaxing setting. Come and see how far we have got.
Chips and Ices, Objet A’rt available also for those who would like to know the story of Acorn Village at Mistley a personal book signing will be available. We look forward to welcoming you.
7 Teasels The Street - Mr & Mrs Clark
A garden developed over 20 years from new with paving, small pond, mixed borders, fruit and vegetables. A gate leads into a half acre meadow with trees, large pond and ditches to encourage wildlife and flowers (accompanied children only in this area please).
8 Brambles Wix Road - Mr and Mrs Griffiths
Please use entrance at back of cottage and parking is available in the road. Brambles has a country cottage garden, which has undergone some recent changes to make it easier to look after. With trees, shrubs, perennials, and a new pond, to provide a garden for us to relax in and food and shelter for wildlife.
9 Plas-y- Coed Heath Road - Mr and Mrs Barrow Light lunches 12 to 2.30
Leylandii hedges probably cause more arguments with neighbours than anything else! Luckily we all agreed it had to go and so while feeling energetic at the start of the year we all got stuck in. Photos of the resulting chaos can be seen at 2 Hope Cottage. With the removal of the hedge, the dynamics of our garden have changed dramatically. There is more space, light and water but also more wind and our plants are having to adapt. There are new gravel and raised bed areas and newly created walkways. Pond (please supervise children)
10 2 Hope Cottage Hetah Road - Mr Ford
See Plas y Coed refence leylandii. This old hedge has been replaced with yew and fencing. Mr Ford is undertaking a restoration of this garden. Old tree stumps have been removed and shrubs pruned and some moved. The large flower bed which was full of ground elder is being cleaned ready for planting next year. Wander round the garden and admire the beautiful mature trees and roses. What would you plant in the bed?
11 Chippins Heath Road - Mr and Mrs Leese
We were lucky enough to be provided with a wonderful 'Posh Shed' by the National Gardens Scheme which we would love you to see. Please come and enjoy view from the veranda!
The garden has surprises around every corner, with plenty of places to sit and contemplate, or just drink in the peaceful atmosphere!
As Kit is an artist and has a keen interest in photography, there are always paintings to see in the conservatory and the new etching studio/greenhouse, which also houses exotic plants such as coleus, begonias, cacti and whatever else Ceri succumbs to from visits to nurseries!
All visitors are assured of a warm welcome.
12 Twin Poplars Heath Road - Mrs Butler
A family friendly garden.
13 Finials Heath Road - Mrs Bowen Cake stall
A mature secluded garden with a variety of shrubs and pots.
14 Nandina Cansey Lane - Mr and Mrs Garner Tea and cakes from 2pm. Book stall
Time for a sit down to enjoy tea and cakes and a chance to browse the book stall. Wander around the garden and admire the beautiful trees planted over the last 30 years.
15 Haven Ellis Road - Mr and Mrs Baxter
As Ellis Road is single track, NO car parking is available.
Gravel garden to the front featuring hostas and a medium sized rear garden largely devoted to herbaceous plants with splashes of annual colour.
A model railway will be running in the garage.
16 Mooltan Barrack Street - Mr and Mrs Attfield
A secluded, level, easy access garden with trees, shrubs, climbers, roses and a small pond. Some replanting is taking place following the removal of a row of overgrown leylandii.
17 Rowan Steam Mill Road - Mr and Mrs Coe Plant stall.
A new garden, less than a year old. Planted mainly with shrubs and perennials, keeping colour and foliage in mind for flower arranging.