This year’s Ainsdale Open Gardens Week-End will be held on the 9th & 10th July and as usual there will be plenty of gardens for everyone to enjoy.

Once again we will provided the very popular free bus service courtesy of Jon Howard who will drive his vintage bus between the gardens to help those without transport or have problems walking, it will leave from outside the Post Office about every 20 minutes.

It is amazing how many generous residents gladly open their gardens for others to enjoy and to help raise funds for the Ainsdale Civic Society and for the various charities supported by the gardeners. These little gems which are hidden away behind walls and fences are always a delight and they allow you all to enjoy a variety of different styles of gardens, and perhaps get some ideas for what you can achieve in your own garden.

The variety of gardens is intriguing, so many different and diverse gardens, these are not large formal gardens, they are ordinary gardens in ordinary homes in which the owners have managed to achieve extraordinary displays. The love and attention which has been poured into these gardens, is obvious to the visitor. This event is extremely popular, visitors come not just from Ainsdale, but from all over the North West.

This year there will be 14 of gardens to visit. Tickets are very reasonably priced at £5 per person and cover admission to all the gardens over the two days. Accompanied children under the age of 12 years go free.

Tickets are available in advance in Ainsdale from: The Chocolate Box, Graysons Bakery, Broughs Butchers, Howards DIY or directly from the event organiser, Iris Whitaker who can be contacted on 01704 573256.

There will also be an information stall outside the Post Office on the day should you have any queries.

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