Rock Choir stars at Open Gardens - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Rock Choir stars at Open Gardens

A ROCK choir will be the stars stars of the show at this month’s Open Gardens event in Long Itchington.

Rock Choir Central Midlands include members from Allesley, Coventry, Hinckley, Leamington, Lutterworth, Kenilworth, Stratford, Warwick and Rugby and are managed by choir leader Kirk Hastings.

The Long Itchington Village Gardens weekend is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, when 13 gardens of all different styles and sizes will be open to visitors from 12 noon to 5pm as part of the charitable National Open Gardens Scheme (NGS).

The choir will be performing on the Sunday, starting with different 20-minute sets in two of the featured gardens – 2pm at The Willows on Collingham Lane and 3pm at Bakehouse Court on Church Road.

The longer ‘grand finale’ is scheduled to take place in Holy Trinity Church at around 3:45pm.

A wristband that admits visitors to all 13 gardens costs £7 for adults, with no charge for accompanied children.

All the income goes to the NGS to support nursing and health charities, including Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hospice UK and Parkinson’s UK.

In 2019, the first Long Itchington Village Gardens event attracted nearly 900 visitors and raised over £6500 for the nominated NGS charities.

Tickets will be on sale on both days at the main public car park at White Hall Farm on Leamington Road, as well as at most of the gardens and at the church, where refreshments will also be available.

In addition to its gardens, Long Itchington boasts several pubs plus a public park and playing field with children’s playground, picnic area and a wildflower meadow.

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