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Highwood Ash Open Garden

  • Event date
    12 May 2018 (Starts at: 14:00)
  • Location
    Highwood Ash, Highwood Hill, Mill Hill, NW7 4EX

Long-term hospice supporter Penny Gluckstein will once again open her beautiful garden to the public this May in support of North London Hospice.

Penny, of Highwood Hill, Mill Hill, built her garden from scratch when she moved there in 1960 and has been working on cultivating it ever since.

She said: “I hope people get a lot of joy from coming to my garden, I’m very proud of it. “People love it when they come, they walk in and say ‘they have lived around here for years and never realised it was here’. They say it’s wonderful.”

Mrs Gluckstein has made a number of changes to her garden over the years, but she is proudest of the way she created a lake and a woodland in 1987. She also converted what had been a rose garden into a gravel garden. She added: “The gravel garden is interesting, it’s a dry garden, with Mediterranean plants and South African bulbs, which you couldn’t grow in a normal border. The lake has koi fish which people love to feed. “Come May the blossom, the rhododendrons and the camellias will be out for everyone to see.”

Tea and plants will also be on sale during the event, at her house in Highwood Ash, Highwood Hill, from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 12 May. This year visitors can also meet bee keeper Hannah Reeves.

Admissions: Adults £4   Children £1

For more information, email pennygluckstein@gmail.com or call 020 8959 1183.

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