We were so fortunate with the weather on 7th June, with a lovely day sandwiched between several cold miserable days. So many lovely friends and neighbours helped and between us we raised £900 from tickets, refreshments, raffle and a golf competition. I also ran a treasure hunt for children.
I have been a passionate gardener all my adult life. My husband and I created our garden (more than an acre) from scratch over 20 years. Until about three years ago I was able to do most things in the garden and, given the chance, would be gardening from dawn till dusk. Sadly as my condition has deteriorated I have been able to do less and less and my husband has taken over most of the jobs I love to do. For the first time this year we have engaged a bit of outside help.
I love to share the garden and decided to open it up to villagers. More than 100 people came and everyone had a lovely relaxing time. One elderly lady describe it as "like the Royal Garden Party without the formality"!