Mellor holds its Open Gardens event this week and I must declare an interest. As one of the 22 gardeners and a member of the long suffering committee, I feel obliged to post something about this event to help increase publicity. (If you are a local tweeter, then please RT to help out with this.)
On Sunday 17th June, 2012 from 11 1m to 6.p.m. 22 gardens open their gates to the public to raise money for cancer Research UK and the local parish centre. At £7.50 a programme, it works out at 34p a garden! There is much more information here on the MOG Web site
This event only takes place every four years and features more gardens this time than ever before. For those who have been before there are nine new gardens to provide fresh interest and, as the event is being held a month or so later than in previous years, then each garden will offer a different seasonal look anyway.
There are a great variety of gardens on show, from small cottage gardens, children’s gardens, vegetable gardens, grand gardens and quirky gardens. Many have fantastic views of Mellor and the surrounding countryside and all offer a unique opportunity to see what grows well in the area.
The event is a great day out with refreshments and meals available at Mellor Primary School and Mellor Parish centre together with six great pubs in the area (The Norfolk, The Midland, The Royal Scot, The Royal Oak, Devonshire Arms, The Oddfellows and The Hare and Hounds in Mill Brow) In addition Libby’s Bakery and Dutson’s Deli will be open in Marple Bridge.
It’s a fantastic day out whatever the weather (hopefully not too inclement) combining many great British traditions; gardening, real beer, a village community at it’s best, cucumber sandwiches, home-made cakes and the opportunity to have a nosey at other peoples houses and gardens (at least from the outside).
You can further increase your green credibility by using the hail and ride free buses which are laid on. If you can come, please say hello and mention that you read about it here. If you cannot then why not take a look at this excellent silent auction of great prizes on the MOG web site.