Border control

Open Gardens in Histon and Impington

Border control

June 8, 2019 Uncategorized 0

This beautiful drought-tolerant border below is looking perfect right now, ready for everyone to visit at one of our brand new gardens, Garden no. 4, Burgoynes House, owned by Gwen and Les Borysiewicz. Their knowledgeable gardeners, Victor Impey and Maeve Polkinhorn, who designed and planted the border, will be on hand to chat to you on Sunday 9 June. ‘We love the garden,’ says owner Les. ‘The border has been imaginatively planted by Vic and Maeve and gives us interest and colour throughout the year. But we also enjoy the plants and trees and their subtle colours in the more informal and shaded areas.’

This spring Vic and Maeve have carefully divided and nurtured many of the plants in these photos, ready for our plant stall, so that you can develop a dry garden for yourself. Some of the beautiful specimens on offer include:

  • Blue echinops
  • Hardy blue geraniums
  • Tender white or salmon pink geraniums
  • Euphorbia
  • Cosmos
  • Hellebores
  • Nasturtiums
  • Tomatoes
  • Runner beans
  • Snapdragons
  • Grasses
  • Herbs
  • A selection of perennial plants

So far, the last two weekends of plant sales have been a great success. Jane Morris, gardening enthusiast and Open Gardens committee member in charge of the stall says, ‘All the plants on sale have been grown in Histon and Impington and we are happy to help people with requests such plants suitable for certain soil types, sun/shade or a garden for children. So far we have raised £350 and promoted the joy of gardening.’ Don’t miss out as these plants won’t hang around long!

All money raised from plant sales will go to four local charities, Arthur Rank Hospice, Cavendish School Garden Project, Opportunity Playgroup and Histon & Impington Feast. The final day of programme and plants sales is this Sunday 9 June from 9:30 – 12:30. Programmes are £6 on the day and include a map of all garden locations.