Pri­vate gar­den is an eye-opener

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A HOR­TI­CUL­TURAL group en­joyed a spe­cial tour around a pri­vate gar­den as part of a visit.

Mem­bers of Bolling­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety went to Bents Gar­den Cen­tre near War­ring­ton, which was es­tab­lished in 1937 by Al­fred and Mar­garet Bent and is still run by the fam­ily.

The high­light was see­ing the Bent fam­ily’s pri­vate gar­den which opens a few times a year for char­ity – this year to fight cys­tic fi­bro­sis.

Pauline Ped­lar, from the group, said: “The small rear gar­den was in­ter­est­ing be­cause the own­ers had planted fruit and flow­ers to­gether.

“How­ever it was the large front gar­den that was most im­pres­sive.

“This gar­den had been land­scaped over hilly ground and was a mass of flow­ers and wellestab­lished trees.

“The cen­tre­piece was a large lily pool sur­rounded by wind­ing paths among the trees.

“We re­turned home wish­ing we owned such a mag­nif­i­cent gar­den.”

●● Thomas and Anna Green­smith and Toby Gray take a break from hide and seek round the nu­mer­ous paths at the Bents’ gar­den

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