Rayleigh SS6 9ND.
Sunday 30th July 2017, midday to 5pm.
Combined adm £5, chd free. Light refreshments.
Three diverse gardens (all within 1m from Rayleigh station) to delight and inspire. Cherrydown’s colourful garden bursts with over 350 different perennials. Bamboo and shade planting opens out to a large terrace, with lounging and dining areas for viewing the raised borders. A wisteria arch leads to fruit trees, a pretty greenhouse, parterre herb garden, agapanthus and alpines. London Road has exotic hot planting, succulents, gingers, brugmansia, shrubs, perennials and Koi ponds to the front. The rear lawned garden has pergolas with climbers and baskets which can be enjoyed from the various seating areas. Langdon Road is a delightful white garden with over 100 amazing roses and unusual perennials, all fitted into a compact plot. Shady fernery, arches, pond and a succession of fragrant blooms surround the lawn providing interest all summer long.