BERWICK ST JAMES OPEN GARDENS – SATURDAY 23 AND SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018
12 Delightful gardens opened from 1.00 to 5.00 pm
After a successful first Open Gardens in 2015, Berwick St James is offering visitors the chance to see 12 attractive gardens – large and small – all offering something different to savour: amazing varieties of roses, rare plants, winning cottage gardens, unusual trees, wildflower settings and much more.
Nestled in the River Till valley, Berwick St James is a lovely tranquil village, which has not changed much over the decades. Many of the gardens have stunning views of the valley, wet meadows and ancient woodland while others have river frontage offering diverse wildlife.
There will be a barbeque with refreshments (from midday), an arts and crafts exhibition, teas and delicious cakes by the riverside, a wonderful selection of plants will be on sale and a raffle on the 24th. Tickets £6 per adult, accompanied under 16s free. Tickets available on the day or beforehand at Berwick Farm Shop.
Canine friends are welcome on short leads. Ample free parking and convenient location for blue badge holders.
Sat Nav: SP3 4TS. Just nine miles north west of Salisbury, the B3083 is between the A303 at Winterbourne Stoke and the A36 at Stapleford.
Proceeds in aid of The Wiltshire Air Ambulance, St James Church, The Reading Room and Community Fund.
A REAL PASSION FOR VINTAGE TRACTORS
Cyril Emm, a Berwick St James resident since 1954, has a real passion for vintage tractors, which he has been restoring to peak condition over many years. The 88-year-old had been a tractor and combine driver for 70 years until his retirement in 1995. Since buying his first tractor in 1982, he has restored about nine Allis Chalmer machines – some were just a heap of rust - his latest two models date back to the 920s and 1941.
Two of these magnificently restored machines will be on display
at the Open Gardens event in Berwick St James on 23rd and 24th June 2018.