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!
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.