People are being invited to visit gardens in Liverpool as part of the National Gardens Scheme Open Day on Sunday 15 July from 12 midday until 5pm.
Fern Grove Community Garden – on a former housing site where local residents grow plants and keep bees. There will be a beekeeping demonstration at 2pm and children’s activities.
Quaker Burial Ground Community Garden, next to 93 Arundel Avenue – a community project which features a pond, a young orchard, a vegetable bed, rock garden, bee keeping and areas set aside for wildlife
The Bloomin’ Green Triangle community garden – a wild flower meadow on derelict land in Ducie Street created by local residents in the Turner Prize winning Granby Four Streets
Sefton Park Allotments on Greenbank Drive – nearly 100 individually tended fruit and vegetable plots with a wide variety of produce on six acres, including disabled and children’s allotments and, on Plot 92, the shed made famous by Lilo Lill and Freddie Boswell in the TV series Bread
6 Croxteth Grove – a small south facing walled city garden featuring flowering plants, fruit and vegetables
Parkmount at 38 Ullet Road – and old merchant house gardens overlooking Sefton Park
There will be BBQ food available to purchase at Fern Grove Community Garden, and food and plants to buy at the other venues.
Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins said: “Often the preserve of stately homes and other up-market venues, it is great news that our local communal growing spaces are being celebrated in this way.
“We have some wonderful and unusual gardens in this area, reflecting the diverse nature and passion of the local community.
“It’s a good opportunity to find out more about the area and meet the people who have created and maintain some fabulous community spaces.”
Some free tickets for local residents are being funded by Granby Toxteth Development Trust, and can be collected from their office at 129 Lodge Lane, anytime before 13 July.
People can also pay on any garden gate on 15 July from 12 midday, and the ticket can be used at all six venues on the day, until 5pm.