Past Events


Open Days for NGS

We welcomed our visitors in 2009.Friends helped with the refreshments in later years.

Click here to read about my garden on the NGS website.

Letchworth Open Gardens

The garden has been open several times for our local biennial Open Gardens days, helping to raise money for various nominated charities.

Despite the hot weather, people enjoyed the garden in 2006.I ran the very popular plant sales the proceeds of which went to the Stevenage branch of Cats' Protection.  That's where Henry came from.

Gardeners' Question Time

The team of the BBC Radio 4 "Gardeners' Question Time" came to record part of the programme about Letchworth Garden City, and interviewed various local professionals.

The recording was to take place on the bench with the sound of our stream in the background…

but the wind interfered with the microphone and they all ended up in my greenhouse.

Anne Swithinbank was the presenter of this segment of the programme.

Visitors from Japan

Design students and graduates from the Machida Hiroko Academy in Tokyo have visited our house and garden on several occasions, led by Hiroko Machida the Principal of the Academy.  A group of architects and interior designers has also visited our house and garden.