Dulwich Gardens open for charity 2022

Enclosed with this Journal is a copy of our Dulwich Gardens open for Charity 2022 booklet, with details of over 30 local gardens that will be opening this year and that we hope you will take the chance to visit. Garden openings are one of the industries of Dulwich and a great source of ideas and inspiration, as well as raising significant sums for local and national charities. 

A lovely garden (or a group of two, three or even more) showing at its best, often with home-made teas and the chance to buy plants that you may just have seen, all at excellent value, is a winning formula. It also involves a lot of behind-the-scenes work, so congratulations to the garden openers and their helpers.

Many thanks once again to Ann Rutherford for producing the booklet and to colleagues on the Gardens committee for help distributing it. Further copies of the brochure are available in local garden centres and other outlets.

Spring online gardens talk - Fergus Garrett: “Succession planting for a long garden season”

7.30pm, Monday 4th April 2022

The Dulwich Society’s Spring online garden talk this year will be by Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter and one of the UK’s most influential gardeners.

In his illustrated talk, Fergus will use the magnificent Long Border at Great Dixter as an example of how to plan a long season border using structural plants, underplanting and interplanting with bulbs, use of self-sowers, pockets of bedding, masking with climbers and good maintenance. 

The talk is being given in association with Bell House Dulwich, with any surplus going towards garden activities at Bell House. Tickets £7 - book through www.bellhouse.co.uk/events. 

Garden visit to 51 The Chase, Clapham, SW4 0NP - 11am, Friday 22nd April 2022

We have arranged a visit to 51 The Chase, the home of Rupert Tyler, Chairman of the National Garden Scheme, and Charles Rutherfoord, a member and past Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers. The Spring display is spectacular, with over 2,000 tulips creating carpets of colour enhanced by camellias, tree peonies, irises and lilacs, all in a sheltered setting. Our visit will include an introduction to the garden and a tour of the house designed by Mr Rutherfoord and light refreshments.

The 37 bus from North Dulwich station and 35 from Camberwell Green/Brixton stop in nearby Cedars Road (stop P); in addition, the 137 bus and the 322 can be used to get there. Paid street parking is also available. Tickets for the visit are £10 from www.eventbrite.co.uk - search “Dulwich Society”. Please note that places are limited. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..