Seaford Open Gardens Day to feature nine beautiful gardens

NINE gardens can be visited on July 15 for the Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day 2012.

Sponsored by Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents for the fifth year, the day will run from 1pm to 6pm.

Included among the new venues, is the lovely garden that won “Best Back Garden” and “Best Overall Entry” in the Seaford in Bloom 2011 Floral Competition.

This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see the variety of plants and shrubs that thrive in a very windy seaside location, growing in a varied selection of gardens which are very different in their size, style and content.

Throughout the afternoon, cream teas will be available at two of the nine gardens.

Ashley Stephenson LVO will be on hand at one of the gardens between 1pm and 2pm to offer his expert gardening advice.

For the first time, ‘The Bourne Chorus’ will be performing at The Barn between 3.30pm and 4pm.

All the money raised goes towards funding the floral displays in Seaford, which this year have a main theme of red white and blue, marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year.

The open gardens are:

2 Barons Close. Winner - “Best Back Garden” and “Best Overall Entry” - Seaford in Bloom 2011 Floral Competition (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

11 Esher Close (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

22 Sherwood Road (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

1, The Barn House, Firle Road. Cream Teas available. The Bourne Chorus will perform between 3.30pm – 4pm (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

“White Corner”, 80 Sutton Road (on the corner of Sutton Road and Southdown Road)

3 Sandore Road (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

Oak House Cuckmere Road (Unmade road end) (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

Old Tiles, Cuckmere Road (Unmade road end) Cream teas available

27 Chyngton Way Ashley Stephenson L.V.O. will be giving gardening advice between 1pm – 2pm (Unsuitable for wheelchairs)

Just £5 per person will gain entrance to all nine gardens and tickets may be purchased at any one of the gardens.

Details of the gardens to visit are also posted around the town and information leaflets (including a map) are now available at the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street, Fotobox in Broad Street and at Rowland Gorringe in Station Approach.