BBC’s Maurice Flynn To Open Lady Bay Open Gardens

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Lady Bay Open Gardens 2017

BBC’s Maurice Flynn will formally open this year’s Lady Bay Open Gardens at 22 Pierrepont Road at 2pm this Saturday (8th July).

The Open Gardens event, now in its 26th year will run from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of July in 25 gardens throughout Lady Bay in West Bridgford.  Maurice, who presents the news on BBC East Midlands TV, has a big love for gardening and trained in horticulture at Pershore College in Worcestershire.

Lady Bay Open Gardens 2017

As well as the many beautiful and varied gardens to view there will be lots of entertainment, activities for children, cake and plant stalls.  All money raised over the weekend will be donated to Lady Bay Community Fund and various charities nominated by garden owners.  The brand new Scout Hall will also be formally opened at 1.45pm on Sunday 9 July with Scouts and civic dignitaries in attendance.

Visitors can buy an Open Gardens entry programme for £3 from any participating garden, look out for the yellow balloons and various signs throughout Lady Bay.  An Open Gardens map will be situated outside the Post Office on Trent Boulevard.

Keith Wright, Chairman of the volunteer Open Gardens committee said “this year promises to be another fabulous weekend not to missed! We have 25 gardens taking part and lots of entertainment and stalls for all the family”.

Confirmed entertainment over the weekend includes: The Trent Navigation Shanty Crew, The Community Choir, The Strawberry Jammers, The Black Peacock Belly Dancers, Kids Zumba demonstration, Tripliquette (vocalist trio) and live singers, City Farm animal petting at The Lady Bay Pub, Cream Teas at  Holme Lodge Leonard Cheshire disability, cakes and coffee at the new Scout Hall as well as plenty of plant stalls, children’s activities and fundraising.

To a see a full programme for the event visit: https://www.facebook.com/ladybayopengardens or www.ladybayopengardens.org.uk or download the program here.

List of gardens

3A Adbolton Grove
24 Fleeman Grove
28 Fleeman Grove – SATURDAY ONLY
90 Holme Road
121 Holme Road
131 Holme Road
149 Holme Road
1 Julian Road. Cheshire Homes (Holme Lodge)
10 Julian Road
117 Julian Road
45 Mona Road
22 Pierrepont Road – SATURDAY ONLY
26 Pierrepont Road
28 Pierrepont Road
54 Pierrepont Road – SATURDAY ONLY
56 Rutland Road
194 Rutland Road
196 Rutland Road
224 Rutland Road
250 Rutland Road
260 Rutland Road
42 Seymour Road
69-71 Trent Boulevard, Framework
164 Trent Boulevard
194 Trent Boulevard

Entertainment schedule

Saturday 8 July

2pm Official opening of Lady Bay Open Gardens at 22 Pierrepont Road by the BBC’s Maurice Flynn

2.30pm and 4.00pm Black Peacock Belly Dancers and homemade wine testing all day at 24 Fleeman Grove

12 noon to 3pm Petting animals from Stonebridge City Farm at the Lady Bay Pub, Trent Boulevard

2pm – 6pm Face Painting: Ice-Cream Van: Treasure Hunt: Garden Games & Crafts at 121 Holme Road

2pm to 6pm Strawberry Jammers Folk Blues and Pop Group, homemade wine testing and Greenies Ice Cream stall at 131 Holme Road

2-6pm Fun Family activities all day at 121 Holme Road

2pm – 6pm Games: Play Equipment: Arts & Crafts at 54 Pierrepont Road

2-6pm Garden Trail for children at 117 Julian Road

2-6pm Teddy Bears Picnic Game at 22 Pierrepont Road

2-6pm Live Singers at 26 Pierrepont Road

2pm – 6pm Children’s game 164 Trent Boulevard

2-6pm Children’s digital treasure hunt and photograph competition with a prize for all at 194 Rutland Road

Sunday 9 July

1.45pm Official opening of the new Scout Hall on Trent Boulevard

2pm Kids Zumba Demonstrations at Lady Bay Public House Trent Boulevard

2pm to 6pm The Human Duke Box (live music) and homemade wine testing at 131 Holme Road

2-6pm homemade wine testing all day at 24 Fleeman Grove

3pm Kids Zumba demonstrations and fun family activities all day at 121 Holme Road

2-6pm Garden Trail for children at 117 Julian Road

2-6pm Footsie Bobbins’ Folk Band and a quiz for the kids at 45 Mona Road

2-6pm Tripliquette Close Harmony Trio at 26 Pierrepont Road

2-6pm Children’s digital treasure hunt and photograph competition with a prize for all at 194 Rutland Road

2-6pm The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew at 224 Rutland Road

2-6pm Lady Bay Community Choir and children’s game at 164 Trent Boulevard