A query was raised on one of the village social network pages “Does anyone know if Ruddington has ever done an Open Garden Event?” As a resident here for in excess of 30 years I am not aware of any such event but you may know differently?
Other areas locally and nationally hold such events annually where they invite residents to share their gardens, whatever size or format, with fellow residents. It usually involves a nominal charge which is given to a local charity. I walk around the village a lot and there are some fantastic gardens that I can see from the front but what is there at the back?
Would you be prepared to “open” your garden for a few hours on a summer weekend when it is at its best? If so, please contact me, Barbara Breakwell at firstname.lastname@example.org and depending on interest levels, who knows – Ruddington Open Gardens may happen in 2014. All we need is the gardens.
By Councillor Barbara Breakwell