A GARDEN has brought Edwardian splendour back to life – and this weekend it is among a host of gardens open to the public in Burton Village.
The restored historic Edwardian walled garden and 100ft glasshouse at Burton Manor was officially opened in May, after eight years of planning, fundraising and a lot of work by the Friends of Burton Manor.
It is being developed as a working example of how a garden of the era supplied the needs of a family – producing fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Funding of more than £530,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been more than matched by funding in ‘hours worked’ by volunteers and staff of Burton Manor College and the University of Chester.
As part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), on Saturday four gardens will be open to the public and there will be two plant sales, with 10% of sales at Dovecote Nurseries donated to the NGS. There will also be a Festival of Flowers in the church, and teas. A map will be given out to visitors and there will be three car parks.
St Nicholas Church will hold a community Celebration of Flowers on both Saturday (10am-4pm, refreshments in the church) and Sunday (2-6pm).
Local groups have come together to design and create a floral design in different parts of the church.
Part of the National Gardens Scheme, the combined entry will be £4.50 (children free). The plant sale profit will go to selected charities including Macmillan Cancer Relief and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Proceeds from the teas will go to Claire House Children’s Hospice. Parking is free.
For further information, call Liz Carter 0151 336 2304/07771 823 528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.