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Discovering the delights of gardens in a Yorkshire Dales Village, Summer 2020
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Hello garden explorers! Here”s a late addition to the garden trail for you to enjoy now that you’ve finished your month-long virtual Open Gardens lunch at Gargrave Village Hall. This video was recorded in July: an interview with some of the Faulkner family – that’s us – in our garden on aptly-named Riversway. It’s aContinue reading “Autumnal addition: interview on Riversway”
Hello again! Here’s an opportunity to join Jeanne on a guided 3D tour of Granville House gardens, Bell Busk. See the garden in its summer glory and listen to Jeanne’s account of its evolution. It’s worth watching to the end to see the wonderfully sculpted wood piles! Press the arrows on the video to panContinue reading “Bell Busk revisited”
The River Aire weaves its way through Gargrave and through the fabric of villagers’ lives. We have featured gardens on River Place and Riverside: today, a garden on Riversway, courtesy of Cynthia and Peter. Read on to discover the story of the transformation of their garden… When we moved here the garden was largely lawnContinue reading “From River Place and Riverside to Riversway”
Gill has provided an impressive 3D visualisation of her garden. It’s pretty well like being there. All we need now to complete the virtual reality experience is the sound of the river gliding by and the scent of that newly mown lawn. Try panning around the garden and click on the 360 symbols to moveContinue reading “3D visualisation on River Place”
Today, a look round one of my all-time favourites from Gargrave Open Gardens. You may well have glimpsed the Old School House garden if you have walked along the Pennine Way through Gargrave. As you enjoy your tour of the gardens, please remember our invitation to make a donation to the work of St Andrew’sContinue reading “Welcome to Old School House Garden”
Hello again and welcome to our 500th visitor to Gargrave Gardens go Global! Today’s post is a look round Mary and Nigel’s garden on Walton Avenue, one of the stalwarts of Open Gardens as it is one of the few gardens that has opened every year for as long as we have been running OpenContinue reading “A look round a garden by the River Aire”
Joan and Nigel’s garden on Riverside has been thriving during lockdown. They were so pleased that people taking their daily exercise were able to stop and enjoy the garden as they passed by on the village green. The church tower behind their garden has remained silent since 23rd March. They’ve missed the church bells andContinue reading “Riverside: crescendo of lupins by the silent bells”
Cross the canal bridge and join Allison on a tour of one of Gargrave’s horticultural highlights.
Spring 2020 has been the season of big garden projects. During the lockdown people have been digging ponds, building walls, making sheds and re-contouring their beds. We know of at last three new ponds in Gargrave gardens. Here’s a video of one, thanks to Alison. Please remember our donations page. Gargrave Open Gardens is aContinue reading “A profusion of ponds”
Ahoy there garden followers! Good morning and welcome to our new participants. We’ve notched up another continent now, with some visits from Australia (thanks, Auntie Sheila!) as well as interest from Germany and Italy. Today’s offering is a series of wonderful photos from Gill’s garden: exquisite floral details, a new Mediterranean wall and a starContinue reading “Floral transcendence by the River Aire”
Welcome to yet more followers of our Gargrave gardens trail! We’ve reached two continents now, with some page views from the USA. I wonder if we will manage to extend our reach to Antarctica by the end of the summer…? A couple of photos here from a little gem of a garden at Goffa Mill,Continue reading “Vertical gardening”
Welcome to all our new followers who have signed up today! Thank you for joining us on our Open Gardens journey over the next few weeks. We’re looking forward to sharing our garden stories and virtual tours with you. Drone footage is yet to come but we hope to get some soon. Here are someContinue reading “Kirk Syke garden”
With thanks to Richard and Jeanne for this fantastic 3D video footage of their extensive garden and woodland area in Bell Busk, a couple of miles from Gargrave. Use the arrows on the top left of the picture to control your direction of view.
Sarah Curtis welcomes you to Rose Cottage… Hope you enjoyed the tour! Please head to our donations page to support the work of St Andrew’s Church.
Gargrave – where’s that? Our village nestles into the upper valley of the River Aire, on the southern fringe of the Yorkshire Dales in the north of England. The river runs through the village, where an ancient stone bridge and two sets of stepping stones link the northern and southern banks. Another water feature isContinue reading “Welcome to Gargrave Open Gardens!”