Secluded Gardens open in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:14 08 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:38 18 June 2010

MONEY raised from a berries and music afternoon will be used to create a secluded garden in memory of Anne Bagwell, a stalwart member of Sidmouth in Bloom. Hopefully it will be in Blackmore Gardens.

MONEY raised from a berries and music afternoon will be used to create a secluded garden in memory of Anne Bagwell, a stalwart member of Sidmouth in Bloom.

"Hopefully it will be in Blackmore Gardens. We have talked with East Devon District Council and they have agreed for us to do this," said Bloom president Joy Seward.

She said members had spoken to Oliver Bagwell and sons Peter and Martin about the project, which it is hoped will be finished this autumn.

Meanwhile this year's Sidmouth's Secluded Garden week, which Anne organised for some years before her death, began yesterday (Thursday) and ends on Tuesday, July 14.

There are nine gardens participating and schedules, costing £4, are available at Sidmouth Information Centre.

Littlecourt Cottages, Seafield Road, which featured on television while it was being created, will open on Monday, July 13, only, from 11am to 4pm, while Jasmine Cottage, Weston, opens each day except Monday, from 2-5pm.

Teas are available at some of the gardens.

*A coffee morning in memory of Anne will be held by her family at Sidmouth Sailing Club on her birthday, Thursday, July 17, from 10.30-12.30. Proceeds will go to Sidmouth Hospice and Sidmouth Hospital Comforts Fund.


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