Gardens opened to the public

Barbara Unwin at Appledene Farm
Barbara Unwin at Appledene Farm

GREEN-FINGERED communities came together to open their gardens as part of a national project.

The green spaces were thrown open to the public under the National Garden Scheme.

Visitors were able to walk around Roby Mill Gardens, (Appledene Bank Brow, Douglas Bank Farm and Halliwell Farm) to raise monies for nursing and caring charities who benefit from the National Garden Scheme.

There was a plant sale at Halliwell Farm and families enjoyed afternoon tea with home made cakes at Appledene.

The National Gardens Scheme has been opening gardens to raise money for nursing and caring charities since 1927, allowing people to view the greenery and help worthy causes.

*More pictures in next week’s Wigan Observer