Autumnal addition: interview on Riversway

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”

From River Place and Riverside to Riversway

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”

3D visualisation on River Place

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”

Welcome to Old School House Garden

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”

A look round a garden by the River Aire

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”

Riverside: crescendo of lupins by the silent bells

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”

A profusion of ponds

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”

Floral transcendence by the River Aire

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”