Celebrate urban green spaces when Manchester’s suburbs burst into bloom for Open Gardens. Locals in Levenshulme and Burnage will open their gardens to the public, inviting exploration from plant enthusiasts and horticultural hobbyists throughout the region. On Sat 3 Jun (11am – 5pm), discover the hidden green spaces of Levenshulme, including quirky yards, a community alleyway, and a project next to the weekly artisan market by local homegrow experts Incredible Edible. Then on Sun 4 Jun (11am – 5pm), Burnage will follow suit with yardens, neatly-lined lawns and a vintage garden village. Get involved by picking up a £5 programme (accompanied under-16s go free) from Bud Garden Centre or The Buttery = this gets you access to 34 spaces throughout the weekend. It’s all for a good cause: proceeds go to Freedom From Torture, Burnage Good Neighbours and gardeners’ benevolent society Perennial. The weekender is part of the first ever Levenshulme and Burnage Garden Festival (Sat 27 May – Wed 14 Jun) which features photography, workshops and a Poetry Patch.

Sat 3 – Sun 4 Jun, Various locations in Levenshulme and Burnage, 11am – 5pm, £5, www.facebook.com

Sat 3 Jun - Sun 4 Jun
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Thu 1 Jun 2017