Open Gardens

Somersham Garden Club s third annual Open Gardens event takes place over the weekend – a chance to see behind the fences and walls of Somersham. To anyone with even a passing interest in gardening, visiting gardens owned by other people is always a treat.

Somersham Garden Club's third annual Open Gardens event takes place over the weekend - a chance to see behind the fences and walls of Somersham.

To anyone with even a passing interest in gardening, visiting gardens owned by other people is always a treat.

Over the weekend, many of the gardens belonging to club members and others in the village are open to visit - for admiration, ideas on planting, or simply curiosity.

Gardens ranging from small yards given over to precisely tended lawn and flowerbeds to large and rambling plots where nature threatens to reclaim her own at any moment.

Some of the gardens have a particular attraction. On the St Ives Road, you can't miss the fabulous display of roses and bedding plants that almost spills on to the road each year. Also check out the charming High Street courtyard that was once the post office, the man-made mountain of Pinfold Lane, or the Railway Garden of Colnefields.

And on the Saturday you can catch the Pig Dyke Molly dancers strut their highly unusual and entertaining stuff at various locations.