Open Gardens Festival: Take a peek at some of Charlton’s best gardens

Margaret Marchant's garden
Margaret Marchant’s garden is among those on the trail

Got green fingers? This month you can have a nose around some of Charlton’s best-kept gardens and pick up some ideas for your own back yard – and it’s all for a good cause.

The Open Gardens Festival 2022 raises money for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice by opening up gardens in Charlton, Blackheath, Greenwich, Eltham and Lee over two weekends – with the first gardens on show this weekend, 11-12 June.

In Charlton, there’s a particular cluster of gorgeous gardens around Heathwood Terrace and Kinveachy Gardens, while others are on show in Hasted Road, Charlton Road and Wyndcliff Road.

And there are plenty further afield too, including chances to visit the Gloucester Circus Gardens in west Greenwich and the almost-secret Westcombe Woodlands off Maze Hill.

One of the local gardens featured is pictured above – it belongs to Margaret Marchant, whose garden will be open this Sunday. Where is it? You’ll just have to find out…

Open Gardens Festival 2022 runs from 11-12 and 25-26 June – to visit one garden costs £5, a whole weekend costs £14, and £20 gets you access for both weekends.

To find out more and buy tickets, visit its website.


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