A selection of private gardens across the island will be open to the public, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Southern and central gardens will open on Saturday October 12, and northern gardens on October 13. For updates see Corfu Open Gardens: https://www.facebook.com/skoposdesigncorfu/
Participants include Frances Edmonds, Sebastian Faulks, Peter Frankopan, Tom Holland, Anthony McGowan, Adam Nicholson, Alex Preston, Elizabeth Speller, and Sofka Zinovieff.
Rachel Weaving will be in conversation with Alex Preston about Gardens of Corfu on September 28 at 7 pm in the Municipal Gallery, Palace of St Michael and St George, Corfu Town. For updates see Corfuliteraryfestival.com
Several of Corfu’s distinguished private gardens, including several featured in Gardens of Corfu, will be open to the public on Saturday September 22 from 9 am to 2 pm.
Across the island, about 15 gardens large and small, old and new, contemporary and traditional, will be open to visitors in the first local event of its kind. The event will provide opportunities to share gardening experiences and get ideas on garden design and cultivation, as well as to make new friends among garden enthusiasts you might not otherwise meet.
To answer visitors' practical gardening questions, agricultural technologist Eugenia Vitouladiti and fruit tree expert Dimitris Kontos will be available at San Stefano Estate, near Benitses.
The event will be free to visitors. At some of the gardens, refreshments will be available for a small charge.
A downloadable brochure, being prepared, will list the open gardens along with a map that will help visitors to plan their tours independently and navigate from one garden to the next.
For updates see the Facebook page, Corfu Open Gardens, at https://www.facebook.com/skoposdesigncorfu/