12 Gardens in the lovely village of Barwick in Elmet, Leeds are to be open to the public organised by Barwick in Bloom.
Visitors are welcome to leisurely stroll around the gardens, all offering various splendid displays ranging from landscape to small cottage gardens.
For a programme entrance fee of £3.00 per person with all the proceeds raised going to support Barwick in Bloom, it makes a delightful afternoon. Run by volunteers, Barwick in Bloom have proudly achieved Gold for many years for Yorkshire in Bloom and twice in Britain in Bloom under the Large Village Category.
Barwick in Elmet is an interesting and pretty village that was once the manor of the Gascoigne family of Parlington and Lotherton. It boasts the tallest Maypole in England and has ancient earthworks on Hall Tower Field.
Visitors can also view and enjoy the Jubilee Gardens with its wildlife and insect boxes set amongst beautiful white flower displays with herbaceous borders. The Methodist church and All Saints Church- a grade II listed building with Anglo Saxon and Norman stonework are to be opened. The grounds are wonderfully maintained by the volunteers.
Tea and scrumptious homemade cakes are available to purchase from 1.30pm at the Village Hall which offers a great refreshment break. Plants and jars of organic honey are for sale to take home. A nice touch for a perfect end to a relaxing afternoon out. ‘Dig your plants in, then sit back and enjoy a mug of tea with some sweet delicious honey on freshly baked bread.’ Ummm….delicious.
Car parking is free at Jack Heaps Field located on the Main Street.
A Mini bus will be provided throughout the event for visitors with walking difficulties to two of the gardens that are a little further afield at Potterton.