Forest Gate gardens opening up for trail weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:35 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:35 11 May 2017

Forest Gate Community Garden (Picture: Myanah Saunders)

Forest Gate Community Garden (Picture: Myanah Saunders)

Myanah Saunders

Gardeners in Forest Gate are being encouraged to open their gardens to visitors with the first ever garden trail.

More than 15 gardens across the area are already taking part in the trail, being run by Forest Gate Community Garden in association with the Forest Gate Women’s Institute.

Those not taking part in the garden trail, running on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 are asked to plant orange flowers in their front gardens and window boxes.

This allows people to take part in the garden trail without opening up their garden.

Free seeds are available from the community garden, in Earlham Grove.

“We know from visitors to the community garden that there are lots of green-fingered local residents,” Peter Williams, the garden’s trustees chairman, said.

An adult weekend ticket for the garden trail purchased at the community garden costs £3.50, or £4.30 if purchased online. Children under 12 are free.

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