Dulwich punches well above its weight in the number and variety of its garden openings for charity, and these are now in full swing - this year there are over 40 separate gardens opening, some more than once and some with others as part of a group or a Garden Safari. All are great sources of ideas and inspiration, and most have home-made teas or refreshments to add to the enjoyment.

Openings this year are slightly complicated by Covid entry rules. Until 21st June tickets for larger gardens are “on the gate”, with pre-booking online required for smaller gardens opening for the National Garden Scheme (see www.ngs.org.uk ) and encouraged for gardens opening for Link Age Southwark (see www.linkagesouthwark.org/Events). From Monday 21st June, it’s back to normal, with no pre-booking requirements.

Full details of the gardens are included in the brochure distributed to members with the last Journal. The brochure is also downloadable from the Society’s website www.dulwichsociety.com/garden-group and is available in local garden centres.