As Paul and I frequently walk to North Street (the main shopping road) we are always ruminating about the beautiful buildings we pass – from Georgian slabs to tiny cottages – and always want to be able to take a peek and see what’s behind the front door, or impressive arched gateways. It was therefore very fortunate that a few of these residences had agreed to open their gardens (at least) to the general public. What an eye-opener! We were particularly pleased that we could explore Cotswold House and the Old Vicarage.
Research by the NGS shows that visiting gardens is good for both mental and physical health. Reconnecting with nature, creating time to relax and reflect, and enjoying a sense of community with like-minded people have all been proven to improve our general health.
More information can be seen via: https://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens-and-health-week/
We spent about four hours wandering from garden-to-garden, including a restorative tea-and-cake at St Peter’s Church, and I managed to introduce myself to majority of the garden owners, explaining that I will be in the main contact and organiser for the 2020 event.
So - everyone - put Sunday 14th June 2020 in your diaries now - it would be great to have your support!