Horticultural whirl at Wisborough Green Open Gardens

Wisborough Green Open Gardens and the Primary School ''''Summer Fayre.
Wisborough Green Open Gardens and the Primary School ''''Summer Fayre.

Wisborough Green was bustling with life on Saturday, June 8 when two great village institutions shared a beautifully sunny day for the Wisborough Green Open Gardens and the Primary School Summer Fayre.

People came from miles around to see some stunning gardens in full bloom as well as share in the delights of a traditional English fayre.

Day two of the Open Gardens on Sunday, June 9, proved equally busy, with a bumper number of visitors who, despite a little less sunshine, shared horticultural tips and advice with garden owners whilst appreciating the immaculate lawns, heady scents, and vibrant blooms on show.

New for this year, our special guest, was the cheeky Norman the Gnome, who took up residence in the elegant gardens of Fernlea.

He was spied by a number of visitors, but the lucky winner who takes Norman home with them was Ruby Jerges.

This event was organised by LINKS, a group of volunteers from church and community who work to raise much needed funds for the ancient church of St Peter ad Vincula in Wisborough Green.

They are currently raising money for a long awaited refurbishment project.

None of this would have been possible without the dedication of the throng of eager volunteers who stewarded, baked cakes and served refreshments.

Lastly and most importantly, our thanks to the dedicated gardeners who generously shared their private spaces with countless strangers.

We are delighted that the Wisborough Green Open Gardens raised in excess of £2,800 this year.

Attention now turns to the next exciting LINKS event, the Music & Arts Festival, July 3-7. Watch out for more information to follow.

Pictured here with the pottery is Wendy Duff, who had her kiln in the back garden also open to visitors.