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‘Open your gardens for charity’ plea to Crouch End and Stroud Green

15:52 24 February 2012

Susan Bennett wants Crouch Enders to open their gardens to the public.

Susan Bennett wants Crouch Enders to open their gardens to the public.

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A keen gardener has issued a plea for residents in Crouch End and Stroud Green to pull their green fingers out and show off their gardens for the public to enjoy this summer.

Susan Bennett, of St Regis Close, Muswell Hill, is tasked with finding beautiful and unique gardens in the borough for other keen horticulturalists to enjoy, as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

This summer 22 gardens in Haringey will open on certain weekends - four in N6, 10 in N10, three in N11, one in N17 and three in N22.

But not a single well-tended garden in the N4 or N8 postcodes is set to open this year, prompting Mrs Bennett to speak out as there is still time to register.

She said: “I know there are spectacular places in Crouch End but for some reason no-one will come forward. I have found the most wonderful gardens in the most unassuming places elsewhere and the owners are more than happy to join us.”

The NGS has been raising money for charities such as the Macmillan Cancer Support and Help The Hospices for 85 years.

Ms Bennett said that despite all her work in Crouch End, people seem to be worried about security. She said: “I don’t understand it; the Queen opens her garden, so why can’t they?!” The open gardens season starts at the end of April.

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