When you think of Bedminster, what do you think of? Tall terraces, the Tobacco Factory, awesome graffiti? How about lush greenery? Probably not so much.
But, in fact, behind Bemmie’s brick walls are some wonderfully creative, productive and beautiful gardens – and that’s what Bedminster Secret Gardens is all about.
On 24 April, from 11am – 4pm, local folk will be opening their gates for visitors’ viewing pleasure, showing what can be achieved in a small urban garden. The £2 guide, available now from the Create Centre, Bell Lane Flowers, Eileen’s Flowers, Ivory Flowers, Riverside Garden Centre, Southville Centre and the Tobacco Factory Market (on the day, 10am – 2.30pm), gives two people entry to all the gardens.
Plants will be available to buy in some gardens and proceeds to groups such as Patchwork Community Gardening, who transform patches of abandoned land into gardens for all to enjoy.