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Brightlingea Virtual Open Gardens 2020

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Lillian's Garden

My little paradise, has kept me going through lockdown. I have only had this garden for one year, very proud, […]

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Bellfield

Full of birdsong, it’s a delight to sit in. A bit wild still in places but we love it. Thanks […]

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Lara's Garden

Overall Description: We are a new build home on the old gas works. After six years our garden has now […]

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Lots of variety

Our garden is divided into different sections the main round grass with border behind which is supposed to go from […]

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Small but colourful

Not very big but has colour. Each year new plants appear and I generally leave them and see what happens

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Sue's little projects

During 'lockdown' I have spent the time trying to break up the boring rectangular back garden of hard landscape and […]

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Our Happy Place

Our garden is small in size, 55ft x 15ft and has been developed over 4 years. When we moved it […]

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Mediterranean Planting

A garden divided into three areas - paved and pergola, gravel/ Mediterranean planting and deck and summer house. water feature […]

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Town Garden

Lots of pots and lots of colour

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Established garden

Our garden is no longer a work in progress. This year if It is growing then it is left where […]

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Creeky Cottage

Creeky Cottage Garden - full of weeds but a great view! We love our garden for its view and beautiful […]

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A restful garden

With woodland shade, a sunny deck and running water, our garden is the perfect place to relax.

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A perfect lockdown location

We have found the garden a wonderful place - we are so lucky to have it at this time. We […]

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Courtyard garden

We opened our garden, in Tower Street, into the Open Gardens for the first time in 2019 and were overwhelmed […]

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Jane's garden

My retreat - my quiet place.

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Moverons Garden

We are so lucky to live in the most wonderful place overlooking the Colne Estuary. I love my garden and […]

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Room with a view

Because of Covid we have successfully grown plants from seed including veg, for ourselves and friends.

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Just our garden

A garden with two levels. Missing everyone this year.

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Our Lockdown Haven

Whilst our garden has always been special to us, this year more than ever we have been able to spend […]

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Our lovely cottage garden

Having lived in our listed property here for five years we have tried to work within the existing garden structure […]

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Hykel’s garden

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My Hygge Garden

When I moved to Brightlingsea March 2019, my garden was a blank canvas, there were no plants at all. I […]

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Percy & Jo’s garden

Percy enjoys planting to try and create the cottage garden look and is very proud of his roses. I love […]

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Hidden secret town garden

Our garden was pretty much a blank canvas when we moved in. Just lawn,a few border shrubs & a patch […]

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Jackie's Garden

With our very dry, sandy soil, it's pot luck when it comes to plants. We are pleased with our gravel […]

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Sandy Hook Gardens, Church Road

Originally the family home of Captain Wringe of The Americas Cup fame, this has been the family home of the […]

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Mary's Garden

The garden has been taking shape over the last 5 years. Particular favourites of mine are the rose walk and […]

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Greenhouse & Magic Garden

A Lockdown project garden Converting an old dirty greenhouse into a pretty place to sit and read in. Plus a […]

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The Best Bits!

We moved into the house 12 years ago, and inherited a lovely garden, we have changed a few things though.The […]

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My secret garden

My secret garden …. This little garden is tucked away behind Waterside Boatyard. Although small about 80 sq ft, it […]

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Our little garden

We have a small garden on the Manor Estate. It gives us a lot of pleasure and we enjoy sitting […]

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Moisture loving

A small garden with mainly perennials and a few shrubs for structure. Much of the garden is generally quite damp […]

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Open Gardens regular

These photos are of Jessie Shipley's garden in Walnut Way, Brightlingsea, which has been a fixture on the Open Gardens […]

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Three years in the making

We have a large garden that we have been working on for three years. Whilst being furloughed we have added […]

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Nature-friendly

This is a nature friendly garden with a pond full of wildlife, newts, frogs dragonfly’s, we have lots of birds […]

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The Wow Garden!

It's known locally as the Wow Garden, have a look and see.

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Marine gravel garden

Mine is a marine gravel garden with 180 degree views across the Creek and Cindery Island. The garden leads off […]

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Very much, work in progress …

I am very lucky to have a garden with wide views across open fields, the yachts on Brightlingsea Creek, Point […]

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Pam’s Garden

Our garden has come a long way in 7 years when it started as a bare building site.   We […]

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The Tropical Garden

This garden has a tropical feel with a bar and decking / seating area. Planting has an exotic theme with […]

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Not This Year!

From Mike and Dawn Fletcher in Silcott Street “Our tiny garden started as pretty much a blank canvas. I designed […]

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Kathy's Garden Part 2

Part 2 This shows some of the creatures, cockerel and his hens, and some interesting shots of the insect life […]

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Kathy's Garden Part 1

Part 1 My garden is a typical English country garden laid out to a series of rooms filled with an […]

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Roger & Liz's Cottage Garden

Anchor Cottage is one of the oldest properties in Brightlingsea and since moving here we have created a traditional cottage […]

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Sue's Seaside Garden

11 years ago when we moved to our home, the front garden had 2 conifers and crazy paving and nothing […]

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A gardeners job is never done!!

As with all gardens they are never finished... ours is definitely a work in progress that has seen many changes... […]

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Modern cottage garden

Our garden is just one year old (we moved into this delightful modern cottage in September 2019). The site was […]

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Angie Reid's Paradise

From Angie Reid: My garden on Silcott Street is very small but hugely well-loved. I enjoy every aspect of gardening […]

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Long narrow garden

It's a long narrow garden,half in shade and half sun and dapple. After 13 years we've cracked which plant likes […]

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Margaret's Garden

This garden is my haven which I have enjoyed for nearly forty years. It started from an almost blank canvas […]

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Our favourite place

Sent on behalf of Dave and Eileen Gibbs in Fordwich Road Welcome to our garden, it has certainly kept us […]

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Teresa's Garden

We have what I call a personal garden with cutting from friends & seeds that have been given to me […]

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