Don’t miss the opportunity to visit two very impressive gardens this Sunday (5 June) and again two weeks later (Sunday 19 June).
For the combined admission price of £5, spend the afternoon in the large gardens of 103 and 105 Dulwich Village, enjoying a delicious homemade tea to the musical accompaniment of a wind band provided by the Dulwich Symphony Orchestra. The admission fee on 5th June is in aid of St. Christopher’s Hospice, and on 19th June admission goes to the National Garden Scheme, which raises money for a range of charities, with a share to the local Macmillan.
103 Dulwich Village has a beautiful range of plants and shrubs chosen for colour and shape throughout the year. The long 8ft high south facing wall is decked with various climbers, and runs behind a mixed border containing a wide range of herbaceous plants. Go up the steps to the formal lily pond teeming with fish, newts, frogs and dragonflies. There is a Victorian style greenhouse, a vegetable area and a soft fruit area, and beyond is a gate through to the garden of 105 Dulwich Village.
105 Dulwich Village is a flower-lover’s garden with blue and white planting round a formal pond, home to tadpoles, damsel flies, pond-skaters and water boatmen. You’ll see lots of old fashioned roses, fine delphiniums, many unusual perennials and an ancient mulberry tree. There’s an early 20th century greenhouse, and lawns and shrubbery to enjoy, plus a sculpture created from recycled Westmoreland slate. A second pond includes a waterfall and houses newts and other wildlife.
There’s a fantastic plant sale with plants from both gardens, and these gardens have been visited by groups from Japan, Switzerland, America and Austria, and have featured on Austrian television!
Make a date in your diary – hope you can make it!
103 and 105 Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7BJ
5 June – opening 2pm – 5pm.
19 June – opening 2pm – 5pm.
Rail – North Dulwich or West Dulwich train stations (15 minutes walk from either)
Bus – P4
Free street parking
Admission – £5, children free. Children need to be closely supervised due to the unfenced ponds.
Sorry no wheelchair access.
Sorry, no dogs.
Pushchairs and buggies to be left in the front garden behind the ticket table.