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Over the May Day Bank Holiday, a selection of fantastically designed gardens will be opened to the public, forming the Great London Garden Trail, to celebrate the launch of the new RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design. The trail, which is FREE, will take place on Monday 4th May 2009.

This unique event, devised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), book publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD), will highlight the very best of London’s gardens and offer the capital’s visitors and residents the chance to see real gardens, featuring outstanding planting and design ideas.

The Great London Garden Trail is composed of seven gardens which have been designed by members of the SGD, many of which have never been open to the public before, and three winning gardens from a competition run by DK and the RHS and supported by Homes & Property, which offered London home-owners the chance to have their garden redesigned and transformed by garden designers Chris Collins and Sven Wombwell. These three gardens were chosen as they represent a variety of challenges facing London residents with a garden or outdoor space.

The trail offers a broad spectrum of gardens intended to inspire budding gardeners whatever their style or restrictions on space. The gardens range from a stylish and functional communal roof terrace tucked away off the Kings Road to a bold, architectural garden at Great Ormond Street Hospital; the designers will be present where possible to answer questions and to provide plant lists for each garden.

Chris Young, Editor in Chief, RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design, said, “We’re passionate about getting people into gardening and enjoying the benefits of good garden design. This trail has been created to inspire people into making the most of their outdoor space; whether they have a mature garden which needs a little TLC or a concrete space that is crying out for colour and texture, there will be a design idea for everyone – and all completely free of charge.”

The 10 gardens comprising the Great London Garden Trail will be grouped in clusters between zones 1 to 3, so that people have the opportunity to visit two or three gardens during the afternoon. Every garden will be open between 12 – 4pm, and free to visit, making it the prefect way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday.

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