Sun set to shine on Harthill open garden day

fireglow euphorbia
fireglow euphorbia
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Looking for somewhere ‘blooming’ special to visit this Sunday?

Why not take a trip to Harthill where a former school teacher will open his gardens to the public.

Don Witton will welcome visitors on 5th May, to view his beloved Euphorbia plants at Firvale allotments, Winney Hill, in the village.

The site is open 1pm until 4pm along with Don’s home garden at 26 Casson Drive.

Recognised as being the area’s leading authority on the colourful variety, Don holds a special open day every year when visitors can browse at their leisure among the colourful displays.

His allotment is one of only five gardens in the whole of South Yorkshire to contain a National Plant Collection, and the only one to hold an annual open day.

It is also listed in the Good Gardens Guide and has appeared on BBC2’s Gardener’s World.

“My garden has proved so interesting that it has been featured twice on BBC TV, and in numerous gardening magazines, including the Royal Horticultural Society’s, The Garden,” said Don.

“By the weekend the collection will be at its peak, so it is the best time to relax among the blooms.”

Entry is £2.50. Don has raised over 2,500 for the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens.

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