Sunday 28th June is Open Gardens Day in Kennington, in aid of Kennington Overseas Aid’s 2015 charity, Standing Voice, which provide medical aid to people with albinism in Tanzania. Around 10 gardens will be open throughout the village between 2 and 6pm, each of them with a character all its own. Come along and get new ideas for a family garden, front gardens, growing fruit and vegetables, how to make the most of a long, narrow plot or a modern compact garden. Or just come and enjoy the atmosphere and a cup of tea.
To find the gardens, follow the signs and look for the balloons at garden gates. The combined entrance charge, which gives you entrance to all the gardens, is £5 for adults, with accompanied children under 14 free. When you pay at the first garden you visit, you will be given a sticker and a map with a list of all the gardens. St Swithun’s Church garden will also be open to visitors and we invite you to pause there and hear how this area at the heart of the village is being developed. The church is marked on your map and there is parking available.
Naturally there will be refreshments available and plant sales in some of the gardens. Some gardens are accessible by wheelchairs and also welcome dogs on leads. We look forward to seeing you at this community event.