The gardening-mad village of Nunney has many hidden gems that are open to visitors on Sunday 30 June.
After a year of weather that might well be called challenging for gardeners, Nunney Open Gardens Day on Sunday 30 June from 11am to 5pm, will still offer visitors a varied and delightful view of about 20 different gardens and their successes against all the odds.
There are usually one or two gardens that have not been open before and one gardener has stripped out a border to replant it so it will be a work in progress. As 2012 was such a good year for slugs and snails the same gardener continued her war on them and removed 6,000!
The cost for the day is £5 adults, accompanied children free, which entitles visitors to a programme listing the open gardens and access to each of them. Light refreshments are available in the village hall.
Last year for the first time there was a minibus to take people to the furthest gardens and this will be available again from the market place. This is also where the plant stall will be with plants and produce from gardens in the village.
Visitors are asked kindly to park in the areas provided and not in the main street. Also would dog owners please not take them into the gardens unless invited.
Proceeds each year support the Nunney Flower Show, which will be on Saturday 7 September, as well as other horticultural projects like Mucky Pups (the school gardening club), church flowers and the Old Quarry communal gardens.
Telephone 01373 837 256