Croston Open Gardens

By | May 5, 2019

A message from Croston to the Web Team, that will be of great interest to U3A Gardeners:

We are delighted to announce that the village of Croston will be opening its gardens to the public on Sunday 23rd June between 11am and 4pm. Now in its third year, following a relaunch after the floods of 2015, the event has become incredibly popular with over 700 visitors in 2018.

Each year we aim to surprise and inspire our wonderful visitors and this year is no exception. We have seven brand new gardens and two delightful remodels from previous years, including a stunning wildlife garden, a magnificent Georgian garden with pool, wilderness spaces and some incredible planting schemes. The day is not all about the gardens though; we have an Alice in Wonderland-themed art installation at Charlie Holt’s studio, and we are delighted that the completely refurbished Croston Recreation Ground will be officially reopening on the day.

After securing the necessary funding, and an inspiring landscape design by The Potting Sheds, this space will once again be open to the public; complete with accessible pathways, beautiful planting, play areas and an adult gym, the area promises to become a much-loved place to play and relax for all ages.

Finally, we have an enchanting new location for refreshments, ticket sales and stalls where visitors can indulge in a well deserved slice of home-made cake and a cup of tea or glass of prosecco.

Tickets will be on sale on the day for £5, and will cover entry to all the gardens. There is no charge for accompanying children, but unfortunately dogs are not allowed in some of the gardens. It will be possible to purchase tickets in advance from Feather & Twigs on Town Road, Croston, or from The Potting Sheds, Cedar Farm, Mawdesley.  Arrangements can be made for group bookings via email at crostonopengardens@gmail.com. The tickets will illustrate the garden route, car parking, toilets and the hub for all activities on the day.

All proceeds from the day go to ‘Croston Together’, a village charity supporting community projects and once again, we are delighted to have The Potting Sheds and Maria B Evans Estate Agents as our amazing and generous sponsors.

Do follow Croston Open Gardens on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for further updates as 23rd June approaches. We can’t promise the same glorious weather we have experienced every year to date but we can promise a warm welcome.