Private garden is an eye-opener
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