Village showcases its floral displays with open gardens

Visitors enjoy the splendour of some of the gardens at a past Luddenden Open Gardens Day
Visitors enjoy the splendour of some of the gardens at a past Luddenden Open Gardens Day
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GARDENERS will be putting months’ of hard work on view this Saturday in the Calder Valley.

The fifth Luddenden Open Gardens Day features 15 gardens, of which nine are new to the event.

They range from small colourful gardens in listed historic cottages to large displays in outstanding period houses with wonderful views over the valley.

Cottage gardens providing home-grown foods are also included.

The tour also features a smallholding of four Shetland sheep from which the wool is spun and woven, pet pigs and hens.

Many of the gardens will be providing refreshments, ranging from a cup of tea and a cake to a full lunch, and there will be some plant sales.

Tickets are £3.50 if bought in advance and can be ordered by phoning 01422 885141.

Otherwise they cost £4 on the day and are obtainable from the car park on Luddenden Lane.

Two free vehicles will be running during the day from 11am to 5pm taking people around the showcased gardens.

The money raised from the event goes towards Luddenden Conservation Society projects and this year the village is representing Yorkshire in the Britain in Bloom competition.

Judging for the competition takes place in July and this weekend’s visitors will see the area looking its floral best.