Come into the garden, say villagers

PUBLISHED: 13:26 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

Paul Cook prepares for another open gardens event – Pic: 2425DW2

Paul Cook prepares for another open gardens event - Pic: 2425DW2

GARDENERS in Barrington are opening their gardens to the public in aid of the village church. Friends of Barrington Village Church have organised the ninth open gardens, on June 23-24, to raise money for new facilities at the church. Paul Cook has been in

GARDENERS in Barrington are opening their gardens to the public in aid of the village church.

Friends of Barrington Village Church have organised the ninth open gardens, on June 23-24, to raise money for new facilities at the church.

Paul Cook has been involved since the beginning and is once more preparing to put his garden on display.

He said: "I was a founder member of the Friends of Barrington Church, and I always look forward to the open gardens."

Mr Cook created his garden, which includes a vegetable patch and pond as well as a wide variety of plants, from scratch.

He said: "When I arrived the garden was just a field, so I've had to put in a lot of work.

"I've planted just about every plant except for one tree, and now I'm retired I can sit and enjoy it!

"I spend a lot of time maintaining the garden, probably about two hours every day."

As well as Mr Cook's garden, there will be 16 other gardens available for visitors to browse.

Tickets cost £3 for adults and are valid for both days. Children are admitted free of charge. The gardens are open from 2-5.30pm on both days.

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