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What are you doing this weekend?

This weekend the weather forecast is looking good – sun, cloud and 20 degrees celsius on Sunday.

This is perfect weather for a garden festival and, good news, it’s the day of our Small Gardens Festival!

For the first time it’s being held in July and we’re hoping this makes a difference to the flowers on display.

It will take place from 10.30am to 6pm this Sunday 2nd July.

Tickets are available for £5 and can be bought on the day from Smithfield Car Park, Rockspring Community Centre, Sandford Road, and Renaissance in Tower Street.

This is about ‘small’ and what can be done in a small space. Residents around Sandpits and the Rockspring area in Ludlow will open their gardens to the public.

We are looking for people who enjoy gardens and gardening to come along and see what’s been done for our festival. We want people from all parts of the Ludlow to come and share experiences, time and ideas together.

We hope gardens will be wearing their summer colours and people will head to our festival after the Ludlow Fringe Festival has finished.

Last year 12 gardens opened to the public and well over 300 people visited. It was a delight with different and interesting gardens. As usual there will also be stalls and a prize for the best garden.

This year there will also be a display of local artists’ work at Rockspring Community Centre and local sculptors’ work displayed in some of the gardens.

There will be a variety of stalls appearing along the route and a party atmosphere with seating, a jazz band, Pimms and ice cream.

We will also launch a range of local-garden produce under the label Shropshire Hills Produce. Anyone can join in selling produce they grow in this beautiful area.

And of course, all funds raised will go towards the work and future of The Furniture Scheme.

June 30, 2017

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