Gardens in seaside village to be opened up for second event

Shian Hartshorn
Shian Hartshorn

A secret-garden event in a north Northumberland village is returning next month after its success two years ago.

The Secret Gardens of Alnmouth in 2012 raised £1,700 from ticket sales, which was used for the repair of the village’s war memorial.

Now, the event is set to run again on Sunday, June 1, from 10am to 4.30pm.

Tickets are £4.50, but children go free. A map and descriptions of the gardens are included.

There will be a ticket booth outside the church where you can buy tickets on the day or advance tickets are available from The Grocery Store, The Aln Gift Shop or the Post Office.

There will be 18 ‘tucked-away gardens’ to visit, some of which visitors may have seen before, but also seven new ones.

Organiser Shian Hartshorn said: “In 2012, it was the hottest day of the year and we were inundated with visitors, gardeners and villagers all looking for ideas for their own gardens.

“Everyone loved the idea of looking round these places which you cannot see in Alnmouth because they are so hidden away. I’m keeping all my green- fingers crossed for another successful day”

The money raised will be put towards some new, self-watering planters in the village to replace the old ones.