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We were lucky to have around 20 members of the PONITA (People of Note) community choir singing in various open gardens during this year's event.


They had several 'booked' performances but also gave impromptu songs as they walked between the open gardens.


They sang a varied repertoire of songs and visitors were delighted to hear them.


They were enjoyed by many visitors to the GSSG event on Sunday and we hope they will come again next year.





A communal garden with ornamental borders, wild garden and a sunken, Japanese garden in the heart of Clifton, was one of four gardens that hosted the PONITA choir, here they are singing on the lawn in the shade of the silver birches.




Green Squares & Secret Gardens Weekend 2018: thank you very much for coming!


The sun shone warmly on both days and we welcomed record numbers of visitors to our gardens and green spaces on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June.


Thank you for being part of it.


On offer this year were elegant private gardens, vibrant communal gardens, family-friendly green squares and an atmospheric churchyard and many of you came to discover the diverse and beautiful gardens hidden behind closed gates and not normally open to the public. We hope you found your favourite place to sit and enjoy the view.


The weekend is over for another year, but the money raised from ticket sales will be shared between all the participating gardens, so that they can continue in their endeavours. Make sure you check the website again soon for next year’s date.


In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from GSSG 2018 in pictures.


“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.

To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul”.


Alfred Austin


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