Jennie opens up her quirky Sheffield garden

Jennie Street and her garden at The Grove,Totley
Jennie Street and her garden at The Grove,Totley

GARDEN enthusiasts looking for something a little different are being invited to pitch up at a property in Totley next weekend.

Jennie Street has incorporated a ‘national’ collection of watering cans, recycled items such as textile mill rollers and machinery from a pizza-making factory, junk sculpture, an ostrich and caterpillar topiary, 11 compost heaps and a range of rainwater collection systems.

More traditionally, there is an organic vegetable garden, herbaceous borders, two greenhouses, a pond and chickens.

Jennie, managing director of social enterprise Rhubarb Farm, is welcoming visitors to 16 The Grove on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, from noon to 5pm as part of the National Gardens Scheme, which raises money for charity.

Admission is £2.50 and there will be cream teas and plants for sale.

“It’s quirky with lots of variety and a cottage garden feel,” she said. “There are different sections so that you get a surprise when you move from one to another.”