On 16th July, 2pm-5pm, Short Lots Allotments, Kew, opens to the public for charity under National Garden Scheme. Admission to the 50 plot site with a variety of fruit, flower and veg growing is £2.50.
And The Gaia Room, Brighton Terrace , near Brixton Tube, opens for charity on 5th & 6 August. Described as a 'romantic biodynamic oasis reclaimed from abandoned urban green space' it should be worth a look. Admission £2. Tea, biscuits and cake available at both openings.
It' s a great chance to see what others are doing, how they are growing and enjoy a cuppa in beautiful surroundings. It seems there are more smaller, urban gardens and allotments open under the National Garden Scheme than ever before, a conscious attempt to move away from its county image perhaps.