Sunday, 25 April 2010
Secret Gardens of Oxton
This year sees the 10th anniversary of Oxton's Secret Gardens and the event continues to be as popular as ever. This year, there will be 30 gardens within Oxton Conservation Area open to the public: not just the large award-winning gardens that attract visitors with their brilliant displays, but also small, simple gardens that enhance the many attractive buildings in the Village.
Refreshments, live music, children’s activities and plant sales will, as usual, be part of the one-day annual event. Following on from the success of last year, there will be free gardening advice, strolling actors, poets and musicians, and many other treats.I will have two sculptures in one of the gardens (one a private commission created in 2009 and the other Electra that was up for the Liverpool Environmental Art Award last year) and I will also be creating a pop-up shop in the heart of the village in the site of the old Villa Jazz restaurant, kindly lent to myself, Judith Brown and Desdemona McCannon as a venue for the day to show our locally made wares. As yet we have failed to come up with a snappy title for our collaboration, so any thoughts are most welcome, as are you on the day! Cash machine available in the village...any purchases that are to awkward to carry around can be collected at the end of the day.
In recent years, this spectacular event has attracted over 5000 visitors from all over the North West in support of local charities.
How to buy tickets
Tickets cost £5 for adults (accompanied children free) when bought in advance; £7 on the day. They will be on sale in Oxton Village from Saturday 3rd April from the following shops:
The Drawing Room, 50 Christchurch Road
The Quandary, 21 Rose Mount
Oxton Village Books, 44 Christchurch Road