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U3A Swanley Gardening Group visiting Freda's Garden

Group visit from the Swanley U3A

It was another busy week in the garden for me last week, as not only did I have a number of group visits, but I also had my last NGS Open Garden of the Summer on the Sunday.

This delightful group of ladies and gentlemen visited me from the U3A Swanley gardening group. My art gallery was also very popular with the group, who purchased a print or two from me.

U3A Swanley Gardening Group visiting Freda's Garden
Group visits are by appointment only, and I usually open the garden between the 1st July and the 31st August. If you would like to arrange a group visit, then please contact me for further details.

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U3A Sevenoaks Gardening group, visit to Freda's Garden

Visit from the U3A Sevenoaks Garden Group

I have had group visits of many sizes to my garden this summer, including this small group from the U3A Sevenoaks garden group who visited last week. All enjoyed the afternoon.

U3A Sevenoaks Gardening group, visit to Freda's Garden

Group visits are by arrangement only between 1st July – 31 August 2018. I offer light refreshments and entry into my Art Gallery where prints and greeting cards are on sale.

If you would like to book a group visit, then please contact me for further details.
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NGS Open Garden, 19th July 2018

I was delighted to welcome another 154 people to the garden for my final National Garden Scheme opening for 2018. The weather stayed dry for us and I’m delighted to report that I raised just over £885 for the NGS.

The garden was again brought to life with live music from local musicians and I’m pleased to say the nearby airshow didn’t put off visitors coming.  Another afternoon enjoyed by all.

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Professional photographs of the garden


I was very excited to get a visit early on Friday morning from professional Photographer, Leigh Clapp, who took some photos of the garden for next years NGS, to be published next year.

Leigh is such a wonderful garden photographer, these are the photos she took of my previous garden at Harcourt House in Bromley here >

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NGS Open Garden, 8th July 2018

We have another lovely day of weather for my first National Garden Scheme opening of the summer. It was a quieter affair to the previous week, so visitors were able to take in the full glory of the garden.

The garden was again brought to life with live music from the wonderful Vocal Eclipse and local musicians which included Frank McConnell. The Scratch Band. Keith Halford
Derek McGonigle and Ivan & Freda.

Another afternoon enjoyed by all.

I will be opening again on Sunday 19th August, 12pm – 4pm. Please note this is the same weekend of the Biggin Hill airshow, but traffic should have quietened down by the time we open. We also might get to see the Red Arrow fly by, as they often circle the sky around Biggin Hill for the show, and in previous years they have flown directly over the garden!

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