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Rare chance to view private gardens

Spread across the Capital from Bow in the east through to Ealing in the west, and taking in the likes of the Great Ormond Street Hospital garden, the trail should inspire and delight visitors. It is open to everyone and free of charge.

The trail has been created to celebrate the release of the RHS latest title How to Grow Practically Everything, by showcasing the very best in plantsmanship and garden creation.

The 10 gardens show a diverse range of garden styles. They include Great Ormond Street Hospital’s rooftop garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon where hospital staff can escape the pressures of work, and a small but lush ‘urban jungle’ in Bow, East London designed by Amanda Patton.

In Wimbledon visitors can see John Brookes’ design of a plantman’s Gothic cottage garden packed with vivid colours, while a long, narrow space typical of a London garden has been given the wow factor by Pamela Johnson with three circular lawns and a meandering path.

The Trail is open from 12pm – 5pm on Monday 3 May and free of charge to visit. Visitors will be able to pick up a Trail brochure on the day, from the first garden they visit and get full details of all the gardens, complete with maps and directions.

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