Now Open: The Virtual Lansdown Open Gardens

Virtual Open Gardens

The Virtual Lansdown Open Gardens are now open and ready for your visit! This means that despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the physical Lansdown Open Gardens you can visit the gardens which would have been open via photos and videos. With all the wonderful weather that we have had recently the gardens are looking spectacular.

There are six gardens to visit and you can finish on the Millennium Green with virtual tea and cake. Admission is free (any donations of course greatly appreciated!)

Start your tour of the gardens.

May Newsletter

Despite the current lockdown a lot is happening on the Millennium Green with daily changes occurring to the flowers. Read our May Newsletter to find out more. See some wonderful photos of the Green below.

Spring Flowers Photo Gallery

We are aware that at present many in our community are socially isolating and staying in their homes. For this reason we have taken a number of photos to show those of you who cannot see the Green at the moment. Many thanks to Richard Harris and Peter Akbar for the wonderful photos. Click on a photo to see full size.

To find out more about the latest developments on the Green click here.

Spring Newsletter

In the current crisis, more people than ever are enjoying the Green.The spring flowers of primrose and cowslip are at their best and the riot of colour from the tulips is just beginning.

Spring 3

The refurbished pond is showing signs of life. It’s fun to spot the tadpoles but please leave them there to develop into adult frogs and toads. In previous years some parents have encouraged their youngsters to fish for them – as the pond is new, please do not do this, please leave them to thrive.

To enable us to keep the Green open, please respect the need to maintain social distancing. Please keep a distance from others and do not congregate in groups. Please respect the signs and keep your dog on the lead – it is impossible to maintain space whilst chasing after it.

Spring 2

We have had to postpone Open Gardens to the Autumn. It will come but at the moment no one knows when we are going to see an end to the crisis and perhaps this, together with other fund-raising events will need to be cancelled. We will need your financial support in maintaining the Green and so please encourage everyone you know to join as a Friend and “Fund a Day”. See under 'Background' above for full details.

Spring 1

Spring Coming To The Green

Although battered by the recent storms, the Green is starting to come out of winter hibernation and the first signs of spring are appearing. The newly planted anemones are showing promise, the little daffodils we planted a couple of years ago are looking good, and there is blossom on the trees that were part of the original planting twenty years ago. The unusual early white prunus is in full flower and is now at its best.

The heavy rain is making the grassed areas rather fragile (we have sympathy with the keepers of Dyrham who have had to close most of the park to prevent damage!). We will be putting up some notices reminding people to keep their dogs on the lead – there has been quite a bit of damage as a result of people exercising their dogs vigorously. We do not like having notices around the Green and we keep these to the minimum but when there is damage, we need to act.

Snowdrops on the Green

Although February can be rather a bleak time of year, the Millennium Green is a tranquil place to see the new year’s growth beginning – the snow drops are in flower, the refurbished pond is looking inviting for a new generation of amphibians, and the spring bulbs are starting to push their way into the light. Click on images below to see full size.