Open Gardens Weekend
July 2022: Open Gardens Weekend
Open Gardens Weekend is without doubt, one of the most loved events that we hold. Not only does it raise funds for us, but also for many charities chosen by the gardeners.
This year was no exception. 13 gardens opened and almost 300 visitors came to the event.
Many of the gardeners were selling produce and plants and having raffles to raise money for their chosen charities. They raised over £2050 for the charities and we raised almost £1700 in ticket sales. This total of over £3750 is an exceptional amount.
We had visitors from Sale, Chorley, and many other places around Lancashire and Merseyside. Our Chairman said that he had opened his garden this year for the experience and he definitely learned a lot from the visitors who told him where he was going wrong! One person in particular gave him a lesson on what to do with his geraniums – she made short work of sorting out his troughs!!
We are most grateful to the staff at The Chocolate Box and Broughs Butchers for selling tickets for us and to our members who helped us out on our stall.
Chairman: Tony Brough
Hon Treasurer: John Dempsey
Hon Sec: Joan Major
1 Pershore Grove