A rather special charity event is taking place at Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens on 17 August.
‘The (not-so) secret Garden Event’ is a one-day gardening extravaganza set to reveal the secrets behind this stunning, naturalistic garden.
The day will feature a wide range of garden and wildlife-related activities including an expert Q&A, free planting advice from Knoll’s owner and holder of ten consecutive Chelsea Gold Medals, Neil Lucas, and the opportunity to try your hand at willow-weaving.
Supported by the RSPB, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the Dorset Bat Group additional wildlife events will also run throughout the day alongside the opportunity to meet up with garden wildlife experts.
Neil said, “Many people still think it is hard to attract wildlife to your garden, or that the only way to do so is by letting it all run wild. Here at Knoll we provide homes to birds, bats, dragonflies, butterflies, snakes, voles and many, many insects, yet the garden is renowned for its beautiful, naturalistic style. We are often asked ‘what’s your secret?’. The answer is there is no secret, we’d love everyone to garden our way, and we hope ‘The (not so) Secret Garden Event’ will encourage lots of people to come along, and take home some top tips and advice for their own beds and borders as well as enjoying a great day out.”
‘The (not so) Secret Garden Event’ runs from 10am–4pm at Knoll Gardens in Hampreston near Wimborne. Admission is £5.50 for adults, £4.75 for concessions and £4 for children aged 5–15 which includes a FREE children’s trail. All money raised on the day will go to the Knoll Gardens Foundation.
For more information go to www.knollgardensfoundation.org or call Knoll Gardens on 01202 873931.