Open Gardens on Sunday 25th June 2017 was a great success: 20 residents – an unprecedented number – opened their gardens (half of them on Victor Road) and it was also possible to have a look at the communal shed, tidied up by some volunteers.
Ticket sales raised £160, the Name the Bear competition and card sales £28, Anna and Margaret £41 with the sale of their jam/plants.
All of this will go to a local charity: St. Christopher’s Hospice.
Many thanks for Diane, Adrian, Susie (who ran the children’s activities), Barbara (who took Beatrice the teddy bear round the gardens), Jane (who inspected some of the gardens as Gertrude Jekyll) and Franco for organising the event, to Steve of Victor Road for printing the flyers, to John at the Alexandra Nurseries for very kindly hosting the “bring & share” event that ended the day.
And, of course, a huge thank you to all the residents who opened their gardens and showcased their skills and passion. And to all of you who bought tickets and visited.
If you missed the event or some of the gardens, you can have a look at the pictures below: