Visit our 2022 Gardens - 10 great gardens (with 9 new ones)

There are 10 beautiful gardens shone amongst some sun, some cloud and some rain.

This year, the Passion for Art open studios event ran alongside the Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival.  This was held on the Saturday and Sunday, more information is available here.

97 Wells Place, RD1, Cambridge

Crowd Pleaser - our cornerstone 'repeat' garden - ever changing

Jan and Bill Mathers are well known in the gardening world mainly for their huge collection of hydrangea species. Although open to gardening groups and charity open days, their garden is never the same, with changing outdoor spaces with new plantings each season.

2/182 French Pass Road

Designer Inspiration

Juliet and Sean Coleman's sweeping drive curves around the front of the house with waving grasses and shrubs and topiaries leading to the front door. Potager gardens, trees, vegetables and flowers in abundance, combine with a maze of raised beds which have a tranquil feel of lush growth leading to the back door. A country garden worth exploring.

105 French Pass Road

A Riot of Colour

Anne and Steve Spelchan have developed their country gardens over the last 20 years.  A kaleidoscope of colour greets you at every turn, with changing colour schemes through the seasons.  Mature trees frame the fringe of the garden beds bringing welcome shade during the hot summer days.

40 Terry Came Drive

With Nature in Mind

Eunice and Peter Martin join the ranks of smaller gardens for their retirement.  The garden is enclosed on three sides with fences, softened by climbers and graduated planing.  Flowers and shrubs with birds and butterflies in mind have flourished in this sheltered environment.

33 William Paul Street

Size Doesn't Matter

Moving to a smaller garden and new home Joy and Des Bell are keen gardeners and have adapted their creative appetite to suit their new environment and in one year have developed an eye catching oasis of ornaments and garden pots.

8 Shaw Street

Sun Filled Garden Lot

Ted and Lyndsey Mason's garden provides huge open spaces which give ample room to create a garden to suit all tastes.  A large residential plot means many tree species can be planted, allowing privacy from the roadside.  The lawns are edged with shrubs and flowers which bring ever-changing colour all year round.

11 Shaw Street

A Family Garden

Ken and Sue have developed the surrounds of their urban home over the years.  Mature trees fringe their large residential section which offer many outdoor spaces to entertain family and friends.  A tennis court, pool and gardens created outdoor areas so private, with plantings dividing each section of the outdoor rooms, perfect for summer fun.

15 Cowley Drive

13 Year Project

Moving to Cambridge, Eric and Jan Todd bought a home on a large plot with undeveloped gardens.  the property now sits in park-like grounds studded with specimen trees and gardens with lots of outdoor living spaces which give privacy from surrounding properties.

114 Amelia Place

An Eye Full of Colour

Shirley and Mike have created in three years what many of us would only dream of doing.  Shirley's creative under planting of the cherry trees and colourful pottery, flowers and chooks add an abundance of colour throughout this wonderful garden.  Citrus trees have thrived in sheltered spots, curved gardens envelope the spacious lawns, you will wonder at the variety of plants.

32a Shelley Street

Large Residential Surprise

An abundance of flowers, shrubs, trees and roses surround Katherine Tozer and Peter Tribe's property while the line of maples fringe the obsolete swimming pool which is now home to irises, water loving grasses, dragonflies and goldfish.

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