Two Tottenham gardens open on Sunday

Two contrasting  gardens full of inspiration and interest . . their knowledgeable owners will give horticultural advice. Handsworth Rd is a plant lovers paradise, a hidden nook with feasts for the senses galore.  Higham Rd  with borrowed background of verdant green on  Lordship  Rec, is  full of colour, with a wildlife pond, greenhouse, and summer house. They will delight you with delicious home made tea and a  warm welcome.

for details see  National Gardens Scheme website  www.ngs.org.uk   look for gardenfinder.

There are several other local gardens open on the same day so you can plan a delightful adventurous day out . Even discover the Moselle River Walk .
159 Higham Road Downhills Park Tottenham London N17 6NX

This 80ft x 30ft garden demonstrates a unity of design and materials, incorporating sculptural elements amongst dense planting with shrubs, perennials and grasses. Areas to sit, contemplate and enjoy as birds, bees and butterflies abound. A natural wildlife pond dug into clay harnesses natural springs, mitigating constant flooding. Backing on to woodland, big skies…and this is Tottenham!

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/Garden.aspx?id=32395

77 Handsworth Road London N17 6DB

Narrow front garden is home to bamboos, roses and clematis which screen a secret knot garden of box. Container planted trees incl olive, mimosa and myrtle. Shady path, planted with a wide range of rare and unusual ferns and shade tolerant plants leads to a tiny back garden where the bamboos reach 25ft underplanted with tree ferns. Many other interesting plants and features inc sculptures.

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/Garden.aspx?id=30832

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