The Little Open Gardens of Trimley

This weekend, the 15th and 16th June 2019, the Open Gardens event returns to the Trimleys. Did I mention before the excitement this has engendered within me? Two years ago I spent a two very happy, warm days, drifting from Garden to Garden. Even if the sun doesn’t shine quite as vigorously as in previous years, I for one, will not mind. Come June showers or June sun, I will be on the Garden trail as from Saturday.

Over this weekend, you may visit all of the gardens for a mere £5, which seems extraordinarily good value to me. There will be balloons to mark the gardens supplied by ‘The Flying Lady’, Cream teas,  a Bug Hunt for the children, a Craft Display, a barbecue, plants for sale and the thrilling possibility of travel by Rickshaw between the Gardens. And just to add more to the excitement, The Two Sisters Art Centre are  holding ‘Flower Themed Art Workshops’ with local artist Heather Prince. You may book your place by phoning Heather on 07793 986100. There will also be Craft Stalls on both days between 10 a.m. to 4.00p.m.

Due to the kind and forbearing nature of three of the Gardeners who are opening their grounds to the public, I was granted an opportunity to look at their gardens in advance of the main feature. It was my intention to photograph some early summer blooms to entice myself as much as everyone else.

The rain was falling softly when I set out on a mission to capture floral images yesterday and it only served to enhance the beauty of the gardens. In recognition of the kindness of the three horticulturist who allowed me to glimpse some of their perfect blooms, it is my intention to donate a little more.  I have organised the photographs of the flowers  from the three gardens in order of the Garden. All of the gardens are in Trimley St. Martin. If anyone can tell me which unnamed garden contains which flowers, I will give an additional £5 to the Open Gardens Fund, up to a maximum of £15.  I may be contacted on Facebook, via this Blog, through my email address at the end of this article or simply by telling the correct gardener you have identified their blooms on my Blog. It’s not a competition, just a way for me to give more.

I didn’t take any long shots in the gardens, just close ups. Well, perhaps just one long shot. EDIT: Since first writing this post, the event has come and gone. I have now added the names of the Gardeners. 

Garden Number 1 Yvonne Smart


Garden Number 2 Lynne and Stephen Bozier

Garden Number 3 Sandra and Clifford Abbott

These are just glimpses of the more glorious whole. And I can’t wait to see the other gardens as well.

If you have any comments or would like to be part of the Trimley St. Martin project, please contact me at:

LR  2405/2019




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