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Largest ever national garden visiting event for charity – and Hedon Garden takes part!

OMEGA on Magadalen Lane, taking part in this year’s first ever National Garden Festival Weekend… reported in the Gazette…

Hedon Open Garden - Gazette
Hedon Open Garden – this week’s Gazette – 50p from newsagents

OMEGA on Magadalen Lane, Hedon is taking part in this year’s first ever National Garden Festival Weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2013.

The Festival Weekend will see a wide variety of gardens open to the public across England and Wales. This is expected to be the largest garden visiting event in history to date, with 800 openings planned over the two days, the Festival aims to raise £500,000 for nursing and caring charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Carers Trust and Help the Hospices.

An article and photos in this week’s Holderness Gazette (Thurs 13th June) describes Derek and Mavis Rosindale’s beautiful garden in Magdalen Lane. The green-fingered couple were prompted to take part in the National Garden Scheme after being judged second-placed winners in last year’s Hedon in Bloom competition.

“largest garden visiting event in history”

The Festival website describes the Rosindale’s garden as a: “Front garden formalised by box hedging has densely planted borders. Small shady side garden and patio with pots precedes two long borders, two small woodland areas, mini meadow, greenhouses and newly planted orchard. A wildlife friendly garden with diverse range of perennials, ferns, shrubs and small number of trees.”

But Gina Hobbs in the Gazette probably give us an indication of what to expect in her description: “They (Derek and Mavis) have poured their heart and soul into a lovingly-created environment”.

Omega is at 79 Magdalen Lane, Hedon, Hull, Yorkshire, HU12 8LA and will be open from 12 noon until 6:00pm on both days.

Admission is £2.50 (children free). Cream teas, afternoon tea and wine are available to purchase. Some plants will be available for sale.

Note: The garden visiting weekend will appeal to those who would normally visit the Hedon Open Gardens, which this year is not taking place.

Visit: The National Gardens Scheme – Gardens Open for Charity

2 thoughts on “Largest ever national garden visiting event for charity – and Hedon Garden takes part!

  1. Looks amazing , good luck to the Rosindales flying the flag for Hedon, ive been meaning to attend this annual hedon event for the last few years. i will certainly do my best to have a good look round, and im looking for ideas for my front garden since i removed the railway its become a bit of an embarassment.

  2. The first time Hedon Gardens were entered into the National Gardens Scheme, back in June 2007, there were 4 gardens open and it brought loads of people to the town that had never even heard of Hedon before. Many garden enthusiasts from all over the place came, as we were’ fresh meat’ so to speak, and I hope Derek and Mavis have the same good fortune. Obviously the weather is vital. In 2007 our open day coincided with the torrential downpour that caused the flooding, but luckily the rain didn’t arrive until late afternoon when of most visitors had gone.
    Best of luck to the Rosindales. Hope you have a great day.

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