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Sunny Sunday for open gardens

Butlers Cottage open garden in Tower Hill to rasied money for the Southwater Horticultural Society and the Dame Vera Lynn Trust - picture submitted

Butlers Cottage open garden in Tower Hill to rasied money for the Southwater Horticultural Society and the Dame Vera Lynn Trust - picture submitted

Southwater Horticultural Society held the first of several open garden events at the weekend raising about £190 for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust.

After a rainy Saturday, the sun shone on Sunday for visitors to a garden Southwater and two in Tower Hill. The proceeds will be split equally between the Trust and the horticultaral society.

Derek Golledge, of Butlers Cottage, Tower Hill, said: “The rain ruined the electrics for four water features. We had to get that sorted on Sunday morning.

“We did soft drinks and biscuits. It was a lovely afternoon. There were complimentary comments from all who came.”

Sunday’s were the first in a series of open gardens for charity.

Secretary of the society Nancy Brock said: “We have a variety of gardens. Ours is pretty rough and ready. It’s a lovely opportunity to pinch some ideas from other people about what to do with your garden.”

The horticultural society is hosting more events at the following locations from 2-5pm.

Sunday July 20:

l Anne and Mike Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, RH13 8HZ

l Jenny Ansell and Martin Baker, 9 Hazel Close, Southwater, RH13 9GN

l Denis and Janice Bull, 2 Amberglade, Southwater, RH13 9UB

Sunday August 10:

l Peter Buckley & Nancy Brock, Little Woodfords, Shipley Road, RH13 9BQ

l Jeremy and Sheila Senneck, Park View, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, RH13 9HJ

l Tony and Sue Bull, Cavendish, Salisbury Road, Southwater, RH13 0AJ

Entry is £1 per garden. Visitors are advised some gardens may have uneven terrain and therefore suitable footwear is recommended.

From 2pm on Sunday July 6 the trust’s regional fundraiser Rosie Wyer will be opening her garden at 10 Queen Elizabeth Road, Rudgwick, RH12 3HP. Admission is free, but donations to the trust are welcome.

 

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