Blackpool's secret gardens set to open for one day only

Visitors to Bridge Farm Allotments will be able to walk around  the plots for a special one off event.
Visitors to Bridge Farm Allotments will be able to walk around the plots for a special one off event.
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An invitation has gone out to Fylde coast residents to have a look around one of Blackpool’s best kept secrets.

An invitation has gone out to Fylde coast residents to have a look around one of Blackpool’s best kept secrets.

Bridge Farm Allotments will open its gates for a one off annual event for people to walk around its 36 plots.

The site is set back fromHawes Side Lane with the allotments backing onto properties on Hathaway and due to being next to Yeadon Way it remains largely hidden from the residents of Marton.

Bridge Farm will open this Sunday from 10am to 3pm and, along with the allotments on show, visitors will be able to speak to some of the gardeners who maintain the series of plots.

Tim Lince, treasurer for Bridge Farm Allotments, said it is an event for everyone to come along to, and is something different to do especially as they can only open the doors once a year.

He said: “We encourage all families to come along to the open day.

“For insurance purposes we can’t open our doors all the time, so it will be a special event for people to attend.

“With this year’s hot weather there is the opportunity to ask some of the best gardeners in Blackpool some of their secrets.

“This is a free event and any money raised from selling produce goes back to providing more community facilities on the site.”

Visitors can also buy some of the fresh produce that is grown on the site with fruit, vegetables and jam available, as well as the community log cabin selling cakes, hot food and drink.

Last year, Bridge Farm Allotments successfully received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to refurbish the car park and buy an incinerator that will allow allotment holders to dispose of uncompostable materials