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Chelsea Fringe comes to St George

grenville gardenA small gem of a local garden will feature in the Chelsea Fringe festival.  We have received this message from its owner, Grenville Johnson.

“The award winning Victorian House Garden in St George, Bristol, will open its doors for the Chelsea Fringe Festival during May 2015.

My garden at 28 Kensington Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 7NB, will be open for viewing for the Chelsea Fringe Festival from Monday 18th May 2015 until Monday 25th May .

Viewings are from 10am to 3pm each day during this week. The entry fee is £4 for adults, Children free.

Proceeds from the open days will be donated to Kensington Road Residents Association to support their street environmental enhancement projects, and on going community work.

All visits and viewings must be pre-booked due to the small size of the garden. To book please phone 01179496788 or email: victorianhouse@blueyonder.co.uk.

Please note there are steps within the garden, and the garden is located on two levels with limited space, and there will be no toilet facilities available.

Kindly discuss any particular access needs with us when you book.

The garden has been featured on B.B.C ‘Gardeners World’, ‘The Great British Garden Revival’ , and was selected by Alan Titchmarsh as one of his 30 ‘Best British Back Gardens’ in his programme that was shown on ITV in January 2015. It is also featured in ‘100 Dream Gardens of England’ as published in the book by Merrell in 2010 .

For a preview and the story of how the garden has evolved you can visit the garden website: www.victorianhousegarden.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

More about Grenville’s garden on the Chelsea Fringe website.  For details of other Bristol and Bath participants in the festival visit www.chelseafringe.com/events/category/uk/bristol/

Blooming successes for St George and a funding opportunity

Representatives of volunteer groups from across Bristol who had taken part in this year’s South West in Bloom and the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” scheme were invited to the Mansion House this Monday to receive their awards from the Lord Mayor.  St George was represented by Friends of St George Park,








Friends of Troopers Hill and









Kensington Rd Residents Association.








They were delighted with the success of their neighbours in the nearby Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership.

More information here.

If you are involved with a gardening group and interested in peat free growing look out for a new grant in January.  Details here.

Garden Waste Sacks available at Libraries

Here is a news release from May Gurney.

Victorian House Garden Open Days

A message from our Chairman, Grenville Johnson:

We are opening our garden this summer in order to raise funds for the Bristol Neighbourhood Watch Network that has been recently set up to support the aims and work of Neighbourhood Watches across the city of Bristol.

Each year, numerous individuals across the City of Bristol as well as nationally, give up many hours of their own time as volunteers to run their Neighbourhood Watches in order to keep their communities safer, inclusive, and better places in which to live and work.

I was recently invited to join The Bristol Neighbourhood Watch Network, and after speaking to the Chairperson of the network- Wendy Hull, we have offered to open our garden to raise funds in aid of this very worthwhile organisation.

The garden at  28 Kensington Road will be open on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2012 from 1pm to 4pm. Admission £5 per adult, children free.

All proceeds will be donated to The Bristol Neighbourhood Watch Network.

Further details can be found here