Weston Favell Open Gardens

‘Hidden Gems’

and Allotments

Sunday 2nd July 1.00-5.00 pm


Another successful Open Gardens is under our belts. We were so lucky with the weather, warm and dry, not too hot and not too cold just a bit windy at times but then nothing is ever perfect, though the gardens were just about perfect. 


We had nine gardens open in the end, as one had to withdraw at the last moment, and what a huge variety there was, large and small, manicured and wild, unusual plants, colourful plants, fabulous views across the valley, unusual water features and statues and all sorts of ponds. We had over 400 people and many children visiting and all said how much they enjoyed the different gardens. What is more all the gardener hosts enjoyed the afternoon too, it is very rewarding to share one's garden and hard work with so many appreciative people. Several have asked to join in again in the future.


As usual we had delicious home baked cakes to complement our refreshments, and the fascinating bonsai display to look round in the church hall, along with the hedgehog stall and a huge tombola to enjoy. Again our lovely church was open for people to see the flowers, listen to our talented organist playing and rest awhile from all the walking.


The allotments appreciated having many visitors too who were able to look round, buy some plants and see the new centenary plaque unveiled by Bob, the longest held plot holder we know of to date. (He also won prizes in many categories at the Village Show last year and entered almost every single class for fruit and vegetables, experience shows!)


We had such a successful day that we raised £2600 for Home-Start a charity supporting families with young children.


Thank you to all our members who so generously donated home made cakes, lovely tombola prizes and who visited on the day.


You can view the pictures in our Gallery


Sue Wray