A chance to look around ten gardens local to Harringay. A brief description of each garden follows - for more details see this thread.
If you would like to visit any of the gardens please indicate on this page that you'll attend and I'll send address details to you a few days before.
- Seymour Rd. 10-10.45. North facing Harringay ladder garden with some paving and decking, but no lawn. Plants include a rose, lots of ferns, a rowan tree, cornus, witchhazel, euphorbia, dahlias, japanese anenomies, daphne etc
- Seymour Rd. 10.25-11.10. South facing, small, secluded garden (oriental poppies, white calla lilies, peonies, purple irises, clematis, roses, elephant ears, a very robust grape vine shrub).
- Seymour Road. 10.45-11.30. Small south facing but pretty shady garden with a mixture of as much as I can cram in! Woodlandy bit with pond and swing seat, herbacious bed, roses, grapevine, apple, cherry, bay, golden gage and pear tree and veg in pots.
- Rutland Gardens. 11-12. I like to plant edible plants, mainly lots of fruit, herbs and veg. We have 5 apples and 4 pears trees and loads of currants bushes. We also have a roof-top alpine garden on top of our shed.
- Beresford Rd. 11.30-12.30. I have a south facing ladder garden except that having two very tall Lime trees at the bottom means only half the garden is in sun. I have no lawn just beds and a couple of seating areas and paths made of gravel and paving. Very informal. I try and garden organically and encourage wildlife. My little pond even has a few newts!
- Effingham Rd. 12-1.00. Decking, ponds and various old bits of metal and lots of other strange bits!
- Wightman Rd. 12.30-1.30. Large garden backing on to the new river. The garden has a large 70 year old pear tree, a 35 year old walnut, three 25 year old apple trees, a plum tree, an ornamental crab apple and three dwarf fruit trees. There is a grape vine which probably dates from 1962. There is also an ornamental cherry and a sizeable weeping willow and, mostly along the river path fence, several climbers, roses and Vyburnums. There are also some slightly raised beds near the house giving about 300 sq feet of space for growing herbs, salad, chard, rhubarb, broad beans and strawberries.
- Sirdar Road (just off Westbury Avenue). 2.30-3.30. It is a small garden behind the house about 5 x 15 meters, which we have unusually shaped around a tiny bit of lawn with front and back patios and a winding brick-paved path, combining fruit trees (cherry, apple and fig), grapes, blueberries, red currants, with flowering trees (evergreen magnolia, ornamental cherry) and perennial flowering shrubs (roses, choisa, celmatis, Mexican orange, many types of jasmine and others), bamboo and a tiny pond, and rhubarb, strawberries and a range of kitchen herbs variously grown in the ground and in pots.
- Erskine Cres, N17. 3-4. Wildflower area, small herb section and a small pond. It measures about 4ft x 2ft, with a mixture of surface and marginal plants, including a water lily, mace and, of course, oxygenators. The whole garden is a postage stamp! It's only 15ft x 15ft, and is a prime example of what can be achieved within even the tiniest of spaces. It's been designed solely with wildlife in mind.
- Stapleton Hall Rd N4. 5-6 . I have a 100 foot long by 30 foot wide south-facing garden on Stapleton Hall Road. It doesn't have a lawn at all, but two wide borders separated by a railway sleeper path. It has a large pond in need of attention and a greenhouse at the bottom. Lots of trees, shrubs and perennials plonked any old how.