Take your pick of garden quartet

PUBLISHED: 16:21 05 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:13 10 June 2010

IF you want to have a nose around four stunning gardens in the Budleigh Salterton area next month and raise funds for the RNLI now's your chance. The gardens are open on July 13, from 2pm until 5pm. It costs £5 which will admit visitors to all four garden

IF you want to have a nose around four stunning gardens in the Budleigh Salterton area next month and raise funds for the RNLI now's your chance.The gardens are open on July 13, from 2pm until 5pm. It costs £5 which will admit visitors to all four gardens. Accompanied children are free. RNLI souvenirs will be on sale.David and Jenny Capel-Jones, at 33 Granary Lane, Budleigh, are inviting people to look around their medium size split level garden which has two lawns, patio, flower beds, shrubs and rear water feature. The location is not suitable for wheelchairs but is accessible to walking stick users. A stone's throw away at 96a Granary Lane Alison and George Maddiford are opening their medium-sized garden which surrounds their modern home.The garden is suitable for wheelchairs. It also has stunning views across the Otter Valley to Otter Head and has many interesting plants, two ponds and vegetable garden. Mr and Mrs Maddaford are keen to offer cuttings of some of the plants and some plants for sale at a small charge for the RNLI. Rosemary and Peter Fletcher's award-winning garden at White Cottage, 25 East Budleigh Road, won the 2007 cup for the Britain in Bloom large garden category.It has beautiful herbaceous borders with truly old fashioned cottage garden planting and is a riot of colour and scents.Their fairly flat garden has some steps from the front drive, but is unsuitable for wheelchair. However, it would be accessible for people with slight mobility problems.. At 14 Boucher Road Margaret and Peter Norman's medium flat garden is suitable for wheelchairs. Some interesting features include two ponds, a gravel water feature, mature shrubs and herbaceous borders. Several different areas lead from one to another with seating at different points. Refreshments will be available on the patio and souvenirs will also be on sale.If the weather permits work from local artists will be on display in the garden.

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