Gardens to open as part of national project

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Two Belper gardens of 
delight will be open to the public later this year.

Kathy Fairweather, who is also a Belper News columnist, will open up her garden at 26 Windmill Rise in June as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Kathy’s garden is described as a very original and unusual plant lovers’ organic garden, which is full of surprises.

It has fish and wildlife ponds, a stream and seating areas. There will also be home-made teas on offer.

Hers will be open on Sunday, June 22, and July 26 and 27 from 11am to 4pm each day. Admission will be £3, children get in free, with money going to local charities. The postcode for visitors wanting to check out her garden is DE56 1GQ.

Also in Belper Jim and Brenda Stannering, are opening up their garden as part of the scheme.

They live at 35 Wyver Lane, DE56 2UB. Admission is £2.50, with children getting in for free. They staged one open day on Sunday, April 27, with the next on Sunday June 15, from 1pm to 5pm.

It is a cottage garden opposite the River Gardens, is full of hardy perennial plants with a pergola, troughs, greenhouse and a small pond.