Ludlow Festival of Small Gardens brings colour to a summer weekend

Richard and Jane Harding in their garden at The Friary. Photos: Andy Compton. 1431_51001.

Diane Lyle in her garden at Sidney Road. 1431_51002.

Russell and Jane Mapp in their impressive garden in Clee View. 1431_51003.

Kate Roberts who was also selling honey on behalf of Brian Gardner in her garden in Corve Street. 1431_51004.

Kevin and Carolyn Wood in their garden at Steventon Terrace. 1431_51005.

Kevin and Carolyn Wood are entertained by minstrel piper Gerry Wood. Gerry entertained visitors in the garden at Steventon Terrace in Ludlow. 1431_51006.

First published in News

BIG does not necessarily always mean best when it comes to gardens.

This weekend it was the turn of Ludlow’s small gardens to delight the town's residents.

This was due to the Festival of Small Gardens that has established itself as part of the Ludlow calendar of events.

The event is a follow up to the Ludlow Secret Gardens event that takes place earlier in the summer and is largely dominated by bigger gardens in the more affluent parts of the town.

However, the Small Gardens Festival is open to more modest plots and demonstrates that even if size matters biggest does not have to be best.

Gardeners this year have been helped by a sunny and warm summer.

Both the secret gardens and the small gardens events raise money for the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

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