Last week we heard about an interesting event in aid of The Royal National College for the Blind which is happening this coming weekend.
The College is to benefit from an open gardens event next Sunday, August 10, at the Lower Hope Estate near Ullingswick.
Visitors are invited to enjoy a summer's afternoon exploring the magnificent 5-acre gardens at Lower Hope, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Clive Richards and in support of the College's Building Brighter Futures project.
The stunning grounds boast an array of rose walks and beautifully planted herbaceous borders, a Mediterranean garden with lemon tree walk, herb gardens, a large lake landscaped with wild flowers and several ponds with water and bog gardens. There are also glasshouses filled with exotic plants and a traditional cider orchard with wild flower meadow.
Garden art enthusiasts will delight in the many and varied sculptures and structures installed around the grounds, including some wonderful Degas-inspired figurative sculptures by Sydney Harpley.
The gardens will be open between 2pm and 5pm next Sunday. There will also be a plant stall, a tombola and afternoon tea on sale. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for children. Lower Hope is signposted from the A417 between Bodenham and Burley Gate. Strictly assistance dogs only.