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Gardens Opening by Court Lane Garden Group, Dulwich

EVENT OVERVIEW

13 June 2021
2-5.30pm
Combined entry £8 (start at any of the gardens), Children free
Court Lane Group, Dulwich SE21 7EA
Buses: P4, 12, 37, 40, 176, 185. Rail: North Dulwich, West Dulwich then a 15-minute walk.
Enquiries to 07789-765867

Three attractive and interesting gardens, all backing on to Dulwich Park. Open for the Mark Evison Foundation with a 10% donation to St Christopher’s Hospice

Court Lane Garden Group, Dulwich SE21 7EA (three gardens)

  • 1 Court Lane Gardens
  • 118 Court Lane
  • 142 Court Lane
  • Parking in surrounding roads
  • Refreshments at 142 Court Lane
  • Plant sale at 142 Court Lane
  • Supervised children free

1 Court Lane Gardens (first time opening)

A wildlife and naturalistic family garden designed by Chelsea medal winner Jane Brockbank and featured in the RHS “Design Outdoors” book.  It includes a Spring-themed front garden and a rear garden with wildflower area, a natural swimming pool and a focus on native plants.  It tries to reflect the style of English hedgerows and meadows, interspersed with designed beds and grasses.  Visitors last year included over 20 species of birds, a dozen types of butterfly and regular summer evening pipistrelle bats.  Not wheelchair accessible.  The pool means that young children require careful supervision

118 Court Lane – Margaret Evison

Beautiful plantsman’s garden with many unusual and interesting plants.  The front garden is white with evergreen leaf colour; at the back a terrace leads on to a lovely lawn with stunning wide herbaceous borders, through an arch to a shady “meditation” rose garden, and through another arch to a pond area teeming with wildlife, and a spectacular wild meadow given a Special Award by the London Gardens Society. Wheelchair access to terrace only.  The pond means that young children require careful supervision.

142 Court Lane – Jeremy & Jackie Prescott

Half-acre country-style garden featuring old-fashioned roses, mixed borders, fruit trees, wildflower area and a vegetable garden, all on a circular theme.  Blue-plaque former home of Anne Shelton, the wartime Forces’ Favourite.  Wheelchair accessible.  Plant sales (please bring your own bags) and home-made teas at 142 Court Lane.

More information

Tracy Blackmore Relationship Development Manager, Fundraising

t.blackmore@stchristophers.org.uk

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