"Secret Gardens" Opening to the Public
PUBLISHED: 16:58 12 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:10 20 February 2013
Once again, on Sunday 26th June 2011, a number of Dulverton residents will be opening their "Secret Gardens" to the public.
Once again, onSunday 26thJune 2011, a number of Dulverton residents will be opening theirSecret Gardensto the public. Of the 16 gardens, eight were not open last year. This is a rare opportunity for you to see some of the delightful gardens that are normally hidden away. The gardens are of all shapes, sizes and stages of development, some being established for many years, while others are more recently started. Some have water features; one is on a steep hillside, while others are on the rivers edge.
The entrance fee includes a booklet with a map showing each gardens location, together with a short description of each garden written by the owner. All of the gardens are located within an easy walk of the town centre. Refreshments will be available in the Town Hall.
Dulverton is one of the main towns of Exmoor, situated in West Somerset on the south edge of the moor on the River Barle, close to the Devon border. It has the oldest mediaeval bridge on Exmoor, and there are pleasant walks along the riverbank and the meandering leat. Located in the main square is the National Park Visitor Centre, housing exhibitions about the heritage of the town. This thriving community town has a wide range of shops, gift shops, cafs and pubs.
The event raises money for local charities and groups. This year, all profits made from admission charges and refreshments will be donated to the Dulverton District Young Peoples Project, which provides activities and a meeting place for the towns young people to meet.