It’s day two of Lady Bay Open Gardens where there will be over 20 gardens open as well as lots of entertainment and cake and plant stalls from 2pm to 6pm today (Sunday). Saturday was a tremendous success and we are expecting lots more visitors today.
You can buy your Open Gardens entry programme ticket for £3 per adult (children are free) from any of the participating gardens, look out for the yellow balloons! An Open Gardens map is situated outside the Scout Hut and the Post Office on Trent Boulevard. All money raised over the weekend will be donated to Lady Bay Community Fund as well as various charities nominated by garden owners.
Activities today include:
– The Black Peacock Belly Dancers will perform at 2.30pm and 4.30pm at 24 Fleeman Grove.
– The WI are running a ‘Bra-sket’ competition and a cake and jam sale at 8 Adbolton Grove and collecting preloved bras for redistribution to women in African.
– Look out for the knitting Yarn Bomb on the railings of the chemist of knitted ‘Forget-Me-Nots’ to support the work of the Alzheimer’s Society. Please deliver your creation to Singh’s Chemist or 179 Trent Boulevard by Thursday 30th June.
– The ‘Strawberry Jammers’ will be performing at 131 Holme Road.
– The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew will be at 224 Rutland Road
– Local historian and resident Peter Hammond will be leading an interesting and informative Historical Walk around Lady Bay on Sunday, meeting 7pm at the Post Office, Trent Boulevard for a small charge of £3 per.
The event was formally opened by Stuart Dixon [see picture] who is not only a writer, RHS speaker, broadcaster, retired horticultural lecturer and David Austin, rose expert.