Inspirational Locations – Episode 4 Tuesday 19th July 2016

IL-E4-16Today we visited Maureen at her extremely long garden in Stretford, Lancashire. Maureen had very clearly divided her 365 foot long plot into garden rooms; all very different from one another and connected by pergolas, arched walkways and turning paths. One of the largest “rooms” in Maureen’s garden is her kitchen garden complete with greenhouse and a variety of vegetables but she has also made best use of other areas of her garden such as shaded areas, dry areas and a lovely naturalistic pond. All in all it was a helpful visit for Alan to bring ideas back to the build.

IL-E4-16-2Maureen’s garden is open every summer and by appointment during the rest of the year through the NGS. More information can be found here:

IL-E4-16-3We also visited Penny in her lovely garden in Newbury, Oxfordshire where we saw her two identical Dog Cottages complete with artificial lawn and picket fence that were made and installed by The Dog Cottage Company. These wonderful pooch palaces can be made to almost any size and come in any colour you like! For more information please go to the The Dog Cottage Company website:

Also With Thanks to:
Keighley Monkey Rescue and Sanctuary – This West Yorkshire based sanctuary takes in unwanted pets and survives solely on donations. To donate please send donations to Natwest Keighley, DD21 3SN

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