VIDEO: FAMILY run Dingle Farm at Appleton, Warrington, opened up their gardens as part of the NGS Open Gardens scheme helping raise money for various charities.
The stunning gardens at the rear of the Dingle Farm Tea Rooms, opens three wekends a year as part of the project which nationally raised £2.7m for various charities including Macmillan cancer Support, MS Society, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK and Parkinson’s UK.
The garden has been transformed from a disused farm field to its present state. It described as a “young garden” – a “garden in progress.”
The central feature of the garden is a pond which has been dug out to a natural clay level, filled by water running from land drains.
It is now home to wildlife including frogs and newts.
The natural slope of the land has been used to given an open field, with views of the trees of Fords Rough as the back drop.
Swathes of grass have been left to grow naturally with wild flowers nad grasses to encourage wildlife and insects.
Planting has been planned to provide colour from Spring onwards.
For more details visit www.dinglefarmonline.co.uk