6 Plantation Rise
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24 - 25 Sep 2016
Informal tours on the hour
10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm 24th Sept
This event has now finished.
Just turn up NB: please park in The Plantation, a short walk to Plantation Rise.
Trixie and Nigel have a deep love for gardening and water conservation, so much so, they have won a Daily Mail National Gardens Of The Year award and every year they keep adding to what can only be described as a piece of gardening wonderment.
They have devised a rainwater harvesting system that connects the guttering from the front to the back of the house, which goes around and under the garden until it finally reaches the pond. There are also various different water butts positioned around the garden perimeter acting as storage tanks, overflow and easy access water as required. When one of the storage tanks becomes full, a tennis ball acts as a float to divert the water to the next tank.
As part of their rain water garden there is also a circular water recycling system that operates around the pond that must be seen. For grey water recycling, they very simply keep a bucket in the shower and collect all the water which helps save approximately £25 a quarter.
They also had a Smart meter installed as part of their boiler replacement from British Gas and is helping them understand their energy use.
So much to see and learn about here…. Don’t miss this one! Refreshments will be available and any monies collected will go to the National Gardens Society.