The garden will open again for its annual Music in the Garden opening on Sunday 3rd July, 2pm – 5pm.
Join crooner Peter Sinclair as he hosts an afternoon of live entertainment, which includes George Tormann’s London Concert Chorus, the wonderful Santino who is returning with a set on his acoustic guitar, and Zara-Louise making her debut performance. Refreshments will be available during the opening.
Admission: £10 per person . (includes a free hot drink with a slice of cake & raffle ticket). children free
We are delighted to announce that Freda has been recognised for her services to the NSPCC and the community of Bromley, in the New Years Honours list.
For over 13 years Freda has raised money for a number of charities, including the NSPCC, and as part of the National Garden Scheme, from opening her personal gardens to the public several times a year, and hosting events to the delight of her visitors.
Freda has raised over £74,000 for charity to date.
"Freda’s open garden events have been very popular over the last 13 years and have helped to raise a staggering amount of money for the NSPCC and other causes. It’s clear Freda puts her heart and soul into her gardens and it’s amazing that she shares them with everyone, to help children and young people at risk of abuse. Well done Freda – this award is so incredibly well deserved!"
A fabulous afternoon was had by all on Sunday at my Music in the Garden event.
Thank you to everyone who managed to come. We had over 185 visitors and we raised over £1,445 for the NSPCC.
I would like to say a special thanks to Pete Sinclair, who again hosted the afternoon and sang between acts (I especially liked his Neil Diamond!), the wonderful a cappella group Vocal Eclipse who welcomed people into the garden, the Bromley Philharmonic Choir who entertained us with songs from the 60s and 70s, the barbarshop group Bromley Male Voices, and the wonderfully entertaining Frank McConnell on his guitar.
I would also like to thank the many volunteers who gave their time to serve refreshments and man stalls.
I would like to thank Sue Goodger for bringing along her Bromley U3A gardening group of 54 people this week; the weather was perfect and everyone said they enjoyed the afternoon.
I even gave a little talk to the group about my garden.