Open Gardens 

Open Gardens is a regular event and it is your chance to see some of Nether Edge’s hidden treasures as local gardeners throw open their gates for the day


All venues will be identified by balloons

Brian and Helen Palmer                                    30 Wostenholm Rd                                                  11.00a.m. – 4:00pm

Level access to front garden and one very small step through to back garden.

Delightful cottage-style front and rear gardens with a vast range of perennials from the natural and wild to the exotic including ferns, grasses and euphorbias and a pond with marginal plants.   Many interesting specimens in pots.  Light refreshments and plants for sale. Donations in aid of St Wilfrid’s Drop-in Centre


Paul Carnell and Lucy Kitto                                      41 Rupert Rd                                                                          12.00  – 5.00p.m.

Level access

Designed as a productive garden with chickens, organic vegetables combined with cottage garden planting. Small pond and large greenhouse.  Special focus on composting. Tea and cakes and home-made soup and rolls.  Donations in aid of South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association


Natalie Glass                                                      134 Psalter Lane                                                                                2:00pm – 5:00pm

Access (including for wheelchair) from Sandbeck Place (to rear of house).

An all-year-round,  Victorian  ribbon garden packed with interest.  In mid-summer, many roses, a collection of phloxes, fruit trees and bushes and a wide variety of cottage plants. 2 wildlife ponds. Refreshments and a few plants for sale.  Donations in aid of RSPCA Sheffield


Peter Machan                                                        55 Kingfield Rd                                                                                     2:00pm – 5:00pm

Level access to rear patio area.

A true plantsman’s garden, steeply terraced for a mystery tour of all types of plants.  Pond.  Spectacular collection of hostas.  Greenhouse.  And new features this year! Plants for sale. Donations in aid of Village Aid.


Marion Rout                                                            78 Kingfield Road.                                                                2:00pm – 5:00pm

Flat access to front garden and rear patio area before steps lead up to main garden area. Large garden approximately ¾ acre originally designed for R. J. Stokes of Stokes Paints fame with a mixture of hard and soft landscaping, herbaceous borders, tree specimens and pond. Donations in aid of Medecins Sans Frontiers.


Alison and John Lapish                                      94 Union Rd                                                                                   2:00pm – 5:00pm

Wonderful, large Edwardian garden with mature trees with woodland under-planting.  The garden is divided into different areas which include raised veg beds, an orchard, a rose tunnel and herbaceous borders.  Greenhouse and conservatory. Teas and maybe  plants for sale. Donations in aid of Roundabout and Tools for self-reliance.


John and Maggie Little                                    1 Gainsborough Road                                                                   2:00pm – 5:00pm

Level access to good vantage point for those with mobility difficulties or in a wheelchair.

Medium-sized cottage-style garden with a vast range of shrubs, roses, herbaceous perennials, vegetables and fruit and a small pond.  Light refreshments.Donations in aid of Friends of Sheffield Children’s Hospital


Sue Bolger                                                      37 Montgomery Road                                                                        11.00a.m – 3.00p.m.

Level access (including for wheelchair)

A plantswoman’s garden full to the brim with masses of hardy perennials likely to include hardy geraniums, campanula, inula and much, much more. Many of the plants have been grown from cuttings etc from friends and family.

Some plants for sale. Donatioons in aid of Pancreatic Cancer charity.


Alan Sanderson                                                     74 Chelsea Road                                                                                   2.00pm-5.00pm

Level access to front garden which is planted with an interesting collection of plants and trees, many unusual. Somewhat restricted access to long rear garden featuring many unusual trees and shrubs. Donations in aid of Smile.


Barbara and John Shuker                  Audrey Cottage, 83 Union Road                                              12,00pm -400pm

Level access to patio, gravel driveways and lawns with plant borders on three sides of this very attractive house dating from the mid nineteenth century. Please note that, because of ongoing building work, there is no access to the stream area at the end of the garden. Donations in aid of Weston Park Hospital.


Anne and Marc Brew                                      18 Moncrieffe Rd                                                                          2:00pm – 5:00pm

Access via steps - those with mobility difficulties, use back entrance from lane to gain decent vantage point of garden.  A large number of different kinds of vegetables grown in a modestly sized town garden.  Light refreshments. Donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


Nether Edge Open Gardens 7 June 2015

9 local gardens (click for details) opened their gates to visitors, sharing tips and raised funds for charity. Comments on sites like celebrated the opportunity it had offered for gardeners of all abilities to share their interest and enthusiasm.

A lovely day dawned for the most recent NENG Open Gardens day bringing many out to stroll the neighbourhood, enjoy the variety of gardens and sunshine – not to mention the tea, the cakes and the sales of plants. 

In 2014, the generosity of Nether Edgers meant that the gardens raised just short of £1500 for charities - CISV, Roundabout, Red Cross,  RSPCA, St Luke’s Hospice, St Wilfrid’s Drop-in Centre, Salvation Army, Tools for self-reliance, and the Victoria Community Centre

Look out for forthcoming events on this website or in your copy of the Edge magazine. If you would like to know more about getting involved and opening up your garden for a day, use this email to let us know. We'd love to hear from you !








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