VISITORS can enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink as they listen to live music in a Bromsgrove garden which is opening its gates between 5pm and 9pm next Saturday evening, May 11.
Choirs from Catshill Methodist Church Centre will perform during the early part of the evening, leaving plenty of time for people to peacefully view the garden at their leisure afterwards.
Oak Tree House, 504 Birmingham Road, Marlbrook, is overflowing with plants, pots and interesting artefacts.
Visitors enter through a secluded patio with plants and shrubs for spring interest, a small pond and waterfall and plenty of seating.
Five steps then lead up through a rose arch to two grass paths that lead either side of a central bed which has a unique water feature created by Hanbury blacksmiths JW and AJ Barrett.
Further up the garden is a separate wildlife pond, another water feature, alpine area and rear open vista across fields towards the Lickey Hills. As well as the spring plants there is a large collection of hostas plus lilies, roses and other plants for both shade and sun.
There is also a small greenhouse and small raised vegetable beds.
This year, for the first time, part of the adjoining garden that is being tended by the Morgans, will also be open, where much larger vegetable beds will be on view together with a newly created hosta bed and a variety of other plants. T
his garden belongs to their neighbour, David, who lost his wife in 2018. David isn’t really interested in gardening, so he is allowing the Morgan’s to cultivate it and they share the produce between them.
Dave Morgan said: “It’s like we have an allotment next door, and is great for trying to grow more veg that we just don’t have room for in our own garden – plus we now have somewhere to expand our ever increasing range of plants.”
In addition the Morgan’s conservatory will be open with a collection on display of art by them, with many of the paintings available for sale.
Entry is £4.50 per adult (accompanied children free). There will also be plants for sale.