For decades the Teddington Society has invited people to open their back gardens (normally hidden from view) for one afternoon in June, collecting the money raised for local charities. The Covid pandemic makes this practically impossible with social distancing, so we’ve come up with something new: for this year only we’re asking everyone in Teddington with a front garden, little or large, to go mad with colourful and eye-catching planting. Even if it’s just a window ledge, hanging baskets, the odd plant pot or even a shop front, we’d love you to join in.
Aim to have your best display during the month of June and ending on 27th, which would have been the Village Fair this year. This will chime with the council’s hanging baskets that are provided for free. You can plant blooms or vegetables, and augment them with artificial flowers or novelties – anything colourful that will stop a passer-by and get an instant ‘wow’!
If you think you have the best display, email us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you’re not online, then send a photo to the Teddington Society, 1 Avenue Road, TW11 0BT. We’ll put a selection in our Tidings magazine and on our website (and hopefully some photos will be featured here in a forthcoming issue).
Gardening is good for you both physically and mentally, and it can be a source of pleasure for everyone who sees your results. Heaven knows we all need a bit of cheering up after months and months of worry. Help us put Teddington on the blooming botanical map.
Photos: © Peter Denton
Chairman, Teddington Society