Hundreds enjoy summer sun at open gardens

Cornholme Open Garden Day.'Liesya Thomas, five, and dad Duncan Thomas in a garden on Springwood Terrace.
Cornholme Open Garden Day.'Liesya Thomas, five, and dad Duncan Thomas in a garden on Springwood Terrace.

Many horticulturalists took the opportunity to explore a village’s green spaces during an inaugural community event.

The first Cornholme Open Garden Day was held on Sunday and saw hundreds of people looking around 14 gardens in the village.

The green spaces on show included terraced hillsides, back yards, front gardens and community planters, showing creativity of gardeners in the village.

The route began at the Old Library, where a plant sale was held to help cover running costs.

Shirley Harris, from organisers Cornholme Community Project, said it was a great day, helped by the beautiful weather.

“We had lots of visitors both from the local area and nearby.

“The garden owners, visitors and volunteers at the Old Library all had a really good day.

“The flower gardens were definitely at their best after all that sunshine.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to all the garden owners, visitors and volunteers at the Old Library for making it such a special day.

“We will definitely do it again next year.”

Green-fingered activities were the order of the day last weekend as it was also Open Farm Sunday.

Incredible Farm, in Walsden, opened its doors and invited people to have a tour of the site and see the various growing projects that are taking place.