The garden is owned by Grenville Johnson & Alan Elms.
The garden was chosen by Alan Titchmarsh as one of his best British back gardens,
and was also featured on BBC's ‘Gardeners World.’
It is also featured in the book ‘100 Dream gardens of England’ published by Merrell,
and in Francis Tophill's book ‘First Time Gardener.’
AVON WILDLIFE TRUST’S FEATURE ABOUT THE GARDEN & THIS LOCALITY.
TO VIEW THIS FEATURE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE AVON WILDLIFE TRUST’S LOGO BELOW:-
Grenville Johnson is a wildlife champion & an Advisor for Avon Wildlife Trust.
A photo of the enchanting Folly through the doorway from the award winning garden.
The stone water feature above the pond in the garden depicts a boy with a dolphin
Verdant green Moss is beginning to grow over the base of the statue.
Another view of the Folly.
The significance of green streets and front & rear urban gardens.
Our streets and roads and front and rear gardens can greatly assist our health and
overall well being, and they can also become valuable havens for local wildlife.
We often overlook the importance and significance of streets with trees, or front
or rear gardens that warm the heart, and raise our spirits. This is in addition to
all the personal & social benefits that can be gained by visits to local parks and
green spaces .
This web site is designed to showcase and highlight the importance of our streets
and front and rear gardens, particularly within inner city & urban areas. For example,
the residents of Kensington Road in St George, Bristol have enhanced their street
, and have made it more wildlife friendly.They campaigned to have the street trees
installed, and the small front gardens have been planted up by the residents.
This has helped to raise everyone's spirits, and this in turn, assists our natural
world and local urban wildlife.
Kensington Road was selected as a showcase garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
at the launch of the RHS ‘Greening Great Britain’ campaign in 2015. The show garden
celebrated all our local community based work and action.
See the Kensington Road enhancements page on this web site by clicking on the tab
on this Homepage.
Action for enhancing our local streets and front & rear gardens is becoming even
more significant as some areas of the UK are currently seeing a reduction in funding
to maintain and support local parks or public green spaces.
We hope that you or your community will also be inspired to help to make your street
or front or rear garden more colourful and wildlife friendly, so that you and others
and the natural world can also enjoy the benefits. Grenville Johnson is delighted
to be appointed as a Wildlife Champion & local Advisor for Avon Wildlife Trust.