Sheffield garden in bloom for open weekend

Christine and Keith Littlewood in their garden.
Christine and Keith Littlewood in their garden.
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It has been a long cold winter – but now everything in this Sheffield garden is looking lovely.

And you’re invited to have a nose around this weekend.

The stunning plot in Meadowhead is being opened up yet again by owners Keith and Christine Littlewood, in aid of a leukaemia charity.

“I’m not a fair weather gardener,” said Christine. “I’m out there every spare hour unless it’s snowing – then I go in the greenhouse.”

She’s been a green queen since she was a toddler and her half-acre garden is proof of the 73-year-old’s passion.

There are seven greenhouses, several water features, hundreds of multi-coloured plants, and a gazebo put up by Keith, a 69-year-old retired Sheffield Forgemasters worker.

“We live on a regular street and you don’t realise how big the garden is until you walk in, and it just keeps unfolding,” said Christine.

n The garden on Meadowhead Avenue is open tomorrow and Sunday. Entry is £2 in aid of the Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia.