Initial planning for Open Gardens 2021

The weather has been somewhat unpredictable and we have been assailed by rain, sleet and snow but Spring is now definitely here at last. At Moseley in Bloom we have been aware that the challenges of the past year have actually allowed many people to spend a great deal more time tending their gardens than might normally have been possible. This was very apparent in the wonderful videos submitted for our virtual Open Gardens in 2020.

Photo: Kathryn Farrow and Alan Holland, Open Gardens 2020

This year we are considering returning to a more traditional format in which we can actually visit some gardens and we are currently trying to gauge how popular this might be within Moseley. Such an event would, of course, be presented in line with what social restrictions permit at the time.  We would probably move away from our usual June slot and are considering dates in the first half of  September when lockdowns will hopefully be a thing of the past and we can appreciate our beautiful Moseley gardens in a completely new season.

To help us make some decisions we would like to know what you think about the following:

  1. Should we have a real Open Gardens in 2021?
  2. If yes, would you be likely to attend the event?
  3. Would you consider opening your garden?
  4. Would you be able to volunteer as we would need lots of help on the day?

We would also be very interested to hear any further thoughts you might have on how Open Gardens 2021 could be made to work. Please e-mail with your ideas.

Very many thanks in anticipation
Kate Stocks
Chair MiB Open Gardens

Photo: Helen Minovi, Open Gardens 2020

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