Buxton’s private gardens will be open to the public

Showcase your garden this summer with the Town Team's latest project
Showcase your garden this summer with the Town Team's latest project

A unique chance to see the hidden glories created by Buxton’s green-fingered residents is on offer in June when they open their private gardens to the public as part of a Town Team Project.

Fourteen people have already agreed to allow the public into their gardens on June 11 and 12 for the Buxton Garden Trail, and the organisers are hoping more will come forward.

This pilot scheme for enthusiasts and visitors alike aims to raise the profile of gardening in the area and make Buxton a gardening town of excellence.

Entrance to the gardens is bought via a Trail map for £2.50, and there will also be plants for sale, a card-making demonstration and refreshments along the route.

Organiser Jo Holdway said: “There is one beautiful garden that is all topiary. On the other end of the scale there are very large gardens.”

Jo, who used to run her own garden design business, has a passion for the subject, which she hopes will be passed on by the event.

“We want Buxton to be a garden town of excellence,” she said. “And it will also give people an opportunity to find out what grows successfully in our climate.”

The Town Team is a Community Interest Company, whose objective is to advance the town’s prosperity and the well-being of its community.

If you have a garden - small, medium or large - that you would be happy to open and to be included on the map, please contact Jo for a chat on 01298 436570 or 07968004543. The deadline is April 25.