Open gar­dens will help com­mu­nity blos­som

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THREE vil­lages are open­ing up their gar­dens to vis­i­tors.

More than 25 gar­dens in Sut­ton, Lan­g­ley and Lyme Green will wel­come guests to raise money to­wards com­mu­nity plant­ing around the vil­lages.

It’s been or­gan­ised by the Three Vil­lages Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group.

One ticket – which costs £5 – will give guests ac­cess to the gar­dens be­tween 11am un­til 4pm over the week­end of July 8 and 9.

Tea and cakes, ice creams and plants will be sold at sev­eral gar­dens, with pro­ceeds also go­ing to­wards en­vi­ron­men­tal and com­mu­nity- minded projects.

Open gar­dens in­clude Blakelow Farm; Meg Lane End in Higher Sut­ton; Dow Meadow House, the for­mer walled gar­den at Lan­g­ley Hall; Lyme Green Set­tle­ment.

The green­houses and hor­ti­cul­tural work­shops at Rossendale Hall are ac­cessed by guided visit only, at 11am on July 9.

The full gar­den list and lo­ca­tion map is avail­able from www.3vog.webs. com.

Tick­ets from the open gar­dens on the day, or in ad­vance from Sut­ton Gen­eral Stores, Lane Ends Farm Shop and the Church House pub in Sut­ton, the St Dun­stan in Lan­g­ley and the Ryles Arms in Higher Sut­ton.

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