Let your garden be your art

David Groves and Alison Pilling are pictured beside David's shed. Picture: Paul Clarke
David Groves and Alison Pilling are pictured beside David's shed. Picture: Paul Clarke

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival are bringing back their hugely popular Open Gardens weekends in 2015 due to public demand.

They’ve signed up their first volunteer as David Groves who is going to open up his town centre garden, complete with a cosy shed based on filmmaker’s Derek Jarman’s classic version that he is built at the heart of his garden on the shingle beach outside Dungeness nuclear power station.

The festival has appointed Alison Pilling (pictured with David), who co-ordinated the last Open Gardens in 2012, and board member Alison Fairclough to work with green fingered supporters who will open their doors to fauna fans. Alison said: “What is really brilliant about all the gardens, the allotments and the streets with lots of pots is the creativity that people show in a landscape that is not particularly conductive to RHS style cottage gardens.

“It doesn’t matter if you are planting tubs or corners that are unexpected, everybody has got something to show.”

The Open Garden Weekends will take place on 27 and 28 June 2015 so no matter the size of your garden or outdoor space  if you want to find how to get involved email alisonpilling@hotmail.com