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XX. 26 Hazelfoot, SG6 4DE
A 3-year-old south-facing garden with raised vegetable beds using organic, no-dig cultivation. Also mixed borders using the same principles. Lawn and hot patio with pots. Seating for every sun position. Expect to see soft fruit, seasonal veg, compost bins, wormery and the odd sculpture. It is still work in progress.
Visitors include the usual garden birds, squirrels on the neighbours walnut tree and the occasional jay.
Plants, tea and cake for sale, also my own propagated plants, ceramics and polymer clay jewellery. Something for everyone! Percentage of sales to Garden Organic.
B. 132 Wilbury Road, SG6 4JG
1905 Exhibition Cottage.
Old-fashioned, cottage-style garden. Organic fruit bushes, vegetables, large Walnut and Bramley trees. Original 1905 summer-house on circular rail. Garden visitors include, black squirrels, hedgehogs and deer,
frogs, newts and woodpeckers
. Three ponds and a fountain. Relax under the 100 year-old apple tree and admire raised vegetable beds. Sample tea and cakes at “Caravan Tea-Rooms”.
C. 138 Wilbury Road, SG6 4JG
1905 Exhibition Cottage
Large gardens with mixed borders. Formal pond, wildlife pond. Greenhouse, raised vegetable bed. Aviation sculptures. Play area. Summer house with decking & Japanese feel. Small Stumpery. Wooded area.
D. 140 Wilbury Road, SG6 4JG
The Round House - the original house being part of the 1905 Exhibition. Laid mainly to lawn, front and back with a selection of trees and shrubs. Lots of pots and hanging baskets to create colour and features. Places to sit and reflect (our Pagoda and Gazebo) try and spot the wildlife we try and encourage, plus our fairies. We will be serving cakes and refreshments.
E. 150 Wilbury Road, SG6 4JD
1905 Exhibition Cottage, Letchworth in Bloom 2010 best back garden.
Stroll around this large cottage garden developed over the last 30 years by the current owners. Includes many borders, 3 ponds, a river, slate scree, decking, summer-house and a Victorian greenhouse.
F. 13 Eastholm Green, SG6 4TW
1905 Exhibition Cottage.
Situated within the picturesque setting of Eastholm Green is ‘Highcroft’ with its large and traditionally laid out rear garden. After 6 years of hard work the owners have replaced an overgrown evergreen hell with a range of maturing planted beds, seating areas, and a large vegetable garden. All this is complemented by a large lawned area with a majestic old apple tree. Toilet facilities.
XX. 6 Croft Lane, SG6 1AP
An early Garden City house sitting on a half acre plot of mature, well established garden, managed organically with wildlife in mind. A mixture of trees, flower borders, uncut sections of lawn for meadow flowers, a pond, vegetable plots, a wormery and the latest addition--4 rescue hens living in the former fruit cage.
If the munjac hasn't eaten them already, there should be plenty of tulips , irises and peonies in flower in June. It's different every year! Plants for sale in aid of Garden Organic and downstairs toilet available.
Not suitable for disabled.
XX. 33 Norton Way North, SG6 1BX
1908 garden city cottage and garden in the process of being lovingly renovated by only its second owners, who bought it in 2012 as a wilderness!
This third of an acre garden backs on to Norton Common. Wildlife pond and original sunken garden, formal garden with fountain leading to pergola and large vegetable plot with greenhouse and fruit trees.
G. 46 Meadow Way, SG6 3HX
Cottage garden leading into woodland glade with wild areas. Interesting trees including Mulberry, Paperbark Maple and Peony. Raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, some espalier trained along fence. Greenhouse, potting shed, composting bays and water butts all part of our organic philosophy. Seated areas throughout including loggia with grapevines leading to log store. Stumpery and wildlife pond to encourage frogs.
Sale of prints by Harriet Voar.
H. 115 Baldock Road, SG6 2EG
Letchworth in Bloom 2010 best back garden.
A plant-lovers' garden: changed and evolved over 50 years. Wander through unstructured areas of mixed planting. Fruit trees and soft fruit, two small ponds, places to sit and think. Wheelchairs can access most of the garden.
J. 5 Waysmeet, SG6 2DU
The garden encircles the house with surrounding borders of herbaceous perennials, roses and shrubs to suit sun and shade. A stepped patio lined with potted plants and other seating areas for relaxation. Borders of herbaceous perennials, roses and shrubs to suit sun and shade encircle the house, with a stepped patio lined with potted plants and other seating areas for relaxation.
K. 52 Lordship Lane, SG6 2BL
Welcome to a plant enthusiast’s garden. Walk through a tiny front garden and discover a back garden, full of shrubs, flowers, colours and perfume, contrasts of shape and movement. Walk on and admire super new compost bins.
Discover how decades of organic composting have broken Letchworth’s hard clay into easy, fertile soil No insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or slug pellets are used. A profusion of fruits and vegetables grow in raised beds. One visitor said, ‘Exuberant vegetables!’
L. 25 Brandles Road, SG6 2JA
A secluded 1960’s garden, which was completely redesigned and replanted in 2010. Designed by Adam Frost, who worked with BBC gardener Geoff Hamilton, he has regularly exhibited at the RHS Chelsea, wining a gold medal for design as recently as 2013. The garden has a wide range of trees, plants and grasses, which provide year-round interest and colour. The month of June features a cloud-like display of roses covering the pergola walkway.
N. 47 Baldock Road, SG6 3JX
Spacious patio with ‘super-raised’ beds leads to a mature garden with lawns and herbaceous borders including roses and shrubs. Paths to different aspects invite you to a productive vegetable garden.
O. 45 Baldock Road, SG6 3JX
Still true to its 1905 urban origins this long, thin garden rises gently from a modern patio through lawn and flower beds to vegetable plots and fruit trees. The garden has evolved over 30 years to include several large colour coordinated beds with plantings across the garden to create different rooms and pathways.
Q. 1 Baldock Road, SG6 3LB
The ½-acre gardens surround early 17th century cottages that were converted and extended in the 1920s to form the current house. The gardens have evolved over the last 20 years to now encompass many mature trees and hedges, mixed herbaceous borders with shrubs, pond and stream, wet bed, wild garden and orchard/vegetable area. Many sculptures add interest to the garden.
R. 20 Hitchin Road, SG6 3LT
A large garden, with an emphasis on nature and wildlife, adjoining one of Letchworth’s greens. Sweeping lawn with shrub borders, large pond, rockery, raised beds, leading to native trees in a wildflower meadow.
S. 23 Highfield, SG6 3QD
Wend your way down the gravel path to find the brand new craft cabin at the bottom of the garden, framed by veggie beds and fish pond and with chickens for company. As you come back down the lawn, enjoy the colourful planting and maybe even a rest amongst the verbena in the sunken seating area. Refreshments include teas etc. and a BBQ.
T. 50 Highfield, SG6 3PZ
This peaceful garden has a continuous springy lawn set with colourful flower beds and a range of fruit including citrus and fig. A shady area has been transformed by ferns, white shrubs/flowers and a slate river. The pond supports frogs, toads, newts, dragonflies other wild creatures. The large cedar tree is 'all front' leaving room for other plants.
U. 58 Highfield, SG6 3PZ
Shrubs and trees enclose a mature, informal, wildlife friendly garden, with a water feature for the birds. Fruit trees overhang a seating area for shade and tall trees allow secret hide-aways for children. A mix of perennials and annuals add colour to dark corners.
X. 13 Broadwater Avenue, SG6 3HE
Medium-sized back garden to 1910 house. Curving paved paths lead around sloping lawn with steps to different levels. Centrepiece wildlife pond, wildflower areas and numerous containers add variety to planting. Mature fruit trees and soft fruit. Thare are various seating areas to relax in, but favourite is the south-facing trellis-enclosed arbour.
Ice-creams and second-hand books on sale. Ceramic sales by Nigel Carrick.
Y. 7 Broadwater Avenue, SG6 3HE
With plenty of places to sit and relax, this garden has a formal structure with brick paths lined by yew hedges, a Mediterranean style terrace and a pergola covered in climbing plants to offer shade. Large pots containing fig trees are complimented by borders full of shrubs and perennials offering lots of plants to enjoy.
Supported by LGC Heritage Foundation, Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group, Prontaprint and David's Bookshop
Proceeds to the Red Cross and local charities.