It was an amazing weekend in Netherbury, West Dorset, during the weekend of 8th & 9th June. The weather was perfect for wandering around gardens and through the village with over 940 people enjoying the atmosphere – and the hospitality. Lunches and teas were consumed in huge quantities, wine and cider a little more moderately; nearly all the plants for sale on the plant tables were bought and the bottle tombola did a roaring trade!
Event organiser, Anne Peck commented "My heartfelt thanks and many congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make it a wonderful weekend for everyone who came. It was also a magnificent success". The total sum raised was £9287.00 for distribution to St Mary’s Church and other local causes.
The Gardening Times would like to hear about any other towns or villages who organise open garden events, they are a great way to meet lots of people and share our interest in all things gardening, email any details to: firstname.lastname@example.org