I-Spy Trail for kids at Wirksworth’s open gardens weekend

Hidden Courtyards and Gardens of Wirksworth on June 23 and 24.
Hidden Courtyards and Gardens of Wirksworth on June 23 and 24.

There will be an international flavour to the Hidden Courtyards and Gardens of Wirksworth as this year the weekend coincides with the arrival of visitors from Wirksworth’s fellow twinning towns of Die in France and Frankenau in Germany.

On June 23 and 24 Wirksworth will be buzzing and blooming as 29 gardeners open their gates to the public.

The weekend promises to be a hive of activity – music from the Community Choir and Community Orchestra, rare and unusual plants for sale from local nurseries, plenty of tea and delicious home-made cakes for visitors to devour and one garden on the trail is even offering exotic Asian food.

Visitors will be surprised and entranced by small courtyards, hidden gardens, historic houses, and peaceful places as well as wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside.

An added attraction this year is an I-Spy Trail for children with hidden objects for children to find and record, so children can be kept busy whilst parents enjoy the gardens.

The gardens are open from 12noon to 5 pm on both days and tickets for the whole weekend cost only £4, £3 concessions, and there is no charge for children 16 and under. All proceeds go to charities and local groups.

Further details are available from www.wirksworthgardens.co.uk, email wirksworthgardens@hotmail.co.uk or by calling 01629 922539.