Westbourne Open Gardens features 17 gardens

Meander through the gardens and help raise money for local charities
Meander through the gardens and help raise money for local charities
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THE owners of 17 gardens in Westbourne are inviting people to take a tour and help raise money for local charities.

Westbourne Open Gardens, an event for all the family, takes place on Sunday, June 14, from 10.30am to 5pm.

Delights include small, exquisitely designed patio gardens; those with water meandering through them; carefully manicured and tastefully-planted mature gardens; large spaces with impressive vistas and gardens designed and planted to show standard.

Emma Weatherstone said: “Our last event attracted over 700 visitors from as far afield at London, Brighton, Bournemouth and Birmingham, raising £6,500 for local charities.”

There will be treasure trails for children, with garden elves and fairies to be sought out and the chance for adults to sample English wines.

Refreshments include ice creams and vintage-style teas on the vicarage lawn, plus there will be a raffle with generous prizes. .

Special guests will include Westbourne resident Ed Bond, winner of the Allotment Challenge 2014, and William Hardie, co-presenter of Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, judge of Shed of the Year and director of Studio Hardie.

Entry is £7, to cover all gardens, children under 14 free. There is a large car park at The WREN Centre.

Emma added: “Please come for an exceptional event and the privilege of enjoying the beauty of many garden lovers’ lovingly tended spaces.

“A wide range of interest and entertainment will be offered in addition and all proceeds go to local charities and organisations.”

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