BBC’s Stuart Dixon to open Lady Bay Open Gardens

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Lady Bay Open Gardens

We are just a few weeks away from the Lady Bay Open Gardens event on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2016.  It has been confirmed that 20 beautiful gardens will be open over the weekend ranging from small cottage gardens to vegetable plots, beautiful roses, herb gardens, wildflower meadows and formal landscaped gardens. All money raised over the weekend will be donated to Lady Bay Community Fund as well as various charities nominated by garden owners.

The event will be formally opened at 2pm on Saturday 2nd July at 260 Rutland Road by BBC Radio Nottingham’s Stuart Dixon.  Those of you who listen to BBC Radio Nottingham will know Stuart is one of the regular gardeners giving advice on Sunday mornings and Thursday afternoons.  In addition, he is a writer, RHS speaker, broadcaster, retired horticultural lecturer and David Austin rose expert!

There will be plenty of entertainment and wonderful refreshments over the two days including belly dancers at 24 Fleeman Grove on Saturday at 2.30pm and 4.30pm.  The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew are also back and will be performing at 224 Rutland Road throughout Sunday.  The Lady Bay Choir will be ‘flash mobbing’ on Sunday in various gardens and the event has a new addition this year – the Strawberry Jammers band will be performing at 131 Holme Road.

Local historian and resident Peter Hammond will be leading an interesting and informative Historical Walk around Lady Bay on Sunday, meeting 7pm at the Post Office, Trent Boulevard for a small charge of £3 per adult.  Email Peter on peterperambulations@aol.com for more information.

Visitors and garden residents are invited to enter the Miniature Garden Competition which will be running on the Saturday of the Open Gardens weekend.  Entries are to be taken to 2a Seymour Rd in Lady Bay between 10am – 11am on Saturday 2nd July.  Categories include Infants, Juniors, Secondary School Pupils, Groups (eg family, friends) and Adults.

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