This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 1st Jul 2018
A row of historical railway cottages, tucked away from the bustle of Wood Green nr Alexandra Palace, takes the visitor back in time.
The tranquil country style garden at 2 Dorset Rd flanks three sides of the house. Hawthorne topiary by the original owner and clipped hedges contrast with climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle, abutilon, grasses and ferns. Trees include mulberry, quince, fig, apple and a mature willow creating an interesting shady corner with a pond. There is an emphasis on scented flowers that attract bees and butterflies and the traditional medicinal plants found in cottage gardens.
No 4 is a pretty secluded woodland garden (accessed through the rear of no 2), and sets off the sculptor owners figurative and abstract work. There are three front gardens open for view.
No 14. An informal, organic, bee friendly garden, planted with fragrant and useful herbs, flowers and shrubs.
No 22 is nurtured by the grandson of the original railway worker occupant. A lovely place to sit and relax and enjoy the varied planting. No.24a reverts to the potager style cottage garden with raised beds overflowing with vegetables and flowers.
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-07-01 2018-07-01 Europe/London Railway Cottages gardens open day A row of historical railway cottages opening up their gardens to the public. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/07/01/railway-cottages-gardens-open-day-174805 Railway Cottages,Dorset Road,London,