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Open Gardens in the Tottenham and District Area

Date Location
3 June 2018 77 Handsworth Road, N17
3 June 2018 159 Higham Road, N17
7 July 2018 21 Gospatrick Road, N17
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21 Gospatrick Road, Tottenham, London, N17 7EH
Matthew Bradby
Saturday 7 July (2:00-6:00pm).
Admission £3.50 for NGS
Children free.
Home-made teas.
Plants for sale
Directions Nearest Tube Turnpike Lane or Wood Green, overground station Bruce Grove. Bus routes 144, 217, 231, 444 to Gospatrick Rd, or 123, 243 to Waltheof Ave, or 318 to Gt Cambridge Rd.
Additional Notes Visitors also welcome by arrangement May to September, groups welcome. Evening visits available week days and weekends. Wine optional. Please enquire about price when booking.
Fone No  +44 (0)20 8352 2354  E-Mail
Diverse 40 metre plot with lawn dominated by large weeping willow, giving dappled shade over fan palms, grasses, ferns and climbers. Patio with exotics in pots. Fruit and vegetable garden with large banana plant, grapevine, olive, climbing roses, greenhouse and goldfish pond. Mainly organic and managed for nature, this is a very tranquil and welcoming garden.

This garden is found within Tower Gardens Estate, a secluded cottage garden suburb laid out by London County Council in the early 20thC in the Arts and Crafts style. The original garden boundaries are low wooden rails, allowing light to penetrate and giving views of neighbouring plots. Sections of trellis support climbers including clematis, honeysuckle, jasmine and roses.

Current planting is a mixture of the long established trees and shrubs and newer, more exotic additions, giving contrasting impressions and views as you move around the garden. Fruit and vegetable garden includes gooseberries, redcurrants, blackberries, strawberries and perennial herbs. The goldfish pond is constructed from the concrete base of a WWII Anderson shelter.

Home-made wine and preserves for sale.

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77 Handsworth Road, Tottenham, London, N17 6DB
Serge Charles
Sunday 3 June (2:00-6:00pm).
Admission £3.00 for NGS
Children free.
Home-made teas.
Plants for sale
Directions Seven Sisters/Turnpike Lane 15 mins walk from either station or take W4 bus from Turnpike Lane, alight Broadwater Lodge stop. 230 bus first stop Philip Lane Left into Handsworth Rd. Free parking.
A long, narrow front garden where bamboos, roses and clematis screen a secret knot garden of box. Abutilons, Cotinus and Abelia tumble over the garden wall. Limited space means the olive and mimosa trees are in containers as are Acers,Trachycarpus, Cercis 'Forest Pansy' and Mahonia ' Soft Caress'. A shady path, planted with a wide range of ferns and shade tolerant plants, leads to a small triangular back garden where the bamboos reach 25 ft., underplanted with unusual and rare ferns as well as tree ferns. The walls, front and back, are covered in honeysuckle, roses and Trachelospermum. Many other interesting plants and features including sculptures.
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159 Higham Road, Downhills Park, Tottenham, London, N17 6NX
Jess Kitley & Sally Gray
Sunday 3 June (2:00-6:00pm).
Admission £4.00 for NGS
Children free.
Home-made Cream teas and Prosecco.
Directions Tube: Turnpike Lane then 15 mins walk/W4 alight Higham Rd or Seven Sisters then 41 bus alight Philip Lane, walk up through Downhills Park. Buses 341, 230,41,W4. Free parking on Higham Rd.
Transformed 5 years ago, this sloping 80' x 30' garden backs onto woodland. It is subtly terraced, incorporating sculptural elements amongst perennials, shrubs and trees. The pond, dug into clay, harnesses natural springs mitigating constant flooding. There are various areas to sit and contemplate, each with a unique character of its own, where you can appreciate the planting and enjoy the wildlife.

This 80' x 30' newly landscaped garden is in its fourth summer - a developing work in progress. Backing onto woodland there is endless green, big skies, and tranquillity - you wouldn't know you were in Tottenham...

The garden features densely planted beds with a mix of shrubs, herbaceous perennials and grasses that are evolving to attract wildlife and offer seclusion. There are a number of areas to sit and contemplate, each with a unique character of its own. The owners' love of wildlife has influenced the planting resulting in a space that is alive with birds, bees and butterflies.

Designed to harness underground natural springs and mitigate year round flooding, the garden has had extensive drainage channels dug to re-direct the water. Reclaimed brick paths cover the drainage leading you around the garden and down to a natural pond dug directly into the clay subsoil which has quickly become a haven for wildlife.

There is a unity of design, not only in the overall structure but also in the details and choice of materials used for hard landscaping and the sculptural elements that are woven between planting.

The newly installed Gabriel Ash 'Grow & Store' - a hybrid shed/greenhouse - has proved highly successful as an efficient use of space and is also a beautiful structure in its own right.

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