5-8pm Saturday 31 May
2-6pm Sunday 1 June
A group of four very different gardens in Forest Hill will be opening for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).
The gardens are within a short walk of each other with spectacular views over London and the North Downs.
Discover a sculptor’s creative courtyard ‘container’ garden crammed with unusual plants and the artist’s sculptures and ceramics (for sale). A small SE-facing garden has borders with rich colours within formal outlines to complement a modern extension plus mini meadow and a tranquil vegetable garden with seating, greenhouse and compost area. The front garden of another, inspired by Beth Chatto’s dry garden, has stunning borders in soft mauves, yellows and white, interspersed with drifts of red and purple poppies. A hilltop country garden is in two sections, with deep informal flower borders under mature trees, raised vegetable beds, a fruit cage, greenhouse, chickens, and wildlife areas to encourage interest and diversity. Story Hunt for children.