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The Firs

The garden of this Victorian gentleman’s residence has been completely transformed and extended by the current owners. There is evidence that there was an elaborate garden with roses on ropes, a central lawn and extensive bushes and trees in the 1940s. By the 1960s this had all disappeared into an open garden with a lawn. In 2000 the new transformation of the garden started and has continued to present day. New paths, flower beds, a sunken garden, a courtyard, a wisteria arch, a hornbeam avenue, fruit, vegetable and salad beds, a formal parterre and trees have all been included. There is also artwork featuring natural plant forms and railway memorabilia.
We have included plants that flower year-round and that are suitable for nesting to support wildlife. The pond is home to frogs, newts and is a favourite bathing spot for the many birds that use the garden.
Teas will be served from the terrace, where guests can savour the beautiful garden.

Garden details

Date:03 Sep 2017

Opening times:

2pm-5pm

Entrance fees:

Adults: £4.00

Children: £0.00

Address:The Firs, 33 Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1EP

Directions:

The house is situated on the main road (A603) from the A1 into Sandy Town centre. Ample parking on road and nearby streets.

Garden owner:Mr David & Cllr Susan Sutton

Contact:Sandra Lucy

Telephone:07834 005762

Email:slucy@redcross.org.uk

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Location Name: 52.128338, -0.296099. Zoom: 16
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    The Firs
    This quarter acre garden wraps around a Victorian gentleman’s residence.The garden provides the house with fruit, vegetables and salads most of the year. The garden was featured in Garden News 14th January 2017.
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