Didsbury Open Gardens celebrates 10th year

Didsbury Open Gardens

Discover the delights of Didsbury this month by viewing over 30 of its hidden spaces and beautiful gardens.

Didsbury Open Gardens is on Sunday, June 17, from 11.30am to 5.30pm when the public get a rare chance to go behind the scenes.

This community event also provides lots to entertain families, including live music, an arts trail, birds of prey display, willow weaving and a stone-carving demonstration.

Proceeds from the event, now in its 10th year, go to charity with St Ann’s Hospice the main beneficiary. More than £50,000 has already been donated to the hospice over the years.

Organiser Maria Stripling said: “Didsbury Open Gardens brings people together and is a chance for them to discover Didsbury, its hidden gems and in some cases rediscover old friends.

“I’ve lived in Didsbury for 25 years and am extremely proud of the area. The event is a blend of people and places whether you are visiting a Japanese or cottage garden, or taking a tour of the allotments.”

Participants include volunteers at the Maggie’s Centre at The Christie, parishioners of St James’ Church, friends of Didsbury Parsonage, plus private garden owners.

Programmes at £5 admitting one (under-12s free) are available from The Cheese Hamlet, Fusion Deli, Holt Pavilion Café Didsbury Park, and via the Open Gardens website.

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