We have another lovely day of weather for my first National Garden Scheme opening of the summer. It was a quieter affair to the previous week, so visitors were able to take in the full glory of the garden.
The garden was again brought to life with live music from the wonderful Vocal Eclipse and local musicians which included Frank McConnell. The Scratch Band. Keith Halford
Derek McGonigle and Ivan & Freda.
Another afternoon enjoyed by all.
I will be opening again on Sunday 19th August, 12pm – 4pm. Please note this is the same weekend of the Biggin Hill airshow, but traffic should have quietened down by the time we open. We also might get to see the Red Arrow fly by, as they often circle the sky around Biggin Hill for the show, and in previous years they have flown directly over the garden!
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I was delighted to again welcome a coach load of visitors from overseas to my garden. This time my visitors were from France and there were 27 altogether.
They loved the garden but most of all they thought the pot luck and my cards were great fun and said it made it an interesting and fun visit.
We had another fantastic day in the garden on Sunday 1st July 2018 for our annual Music in The Garden event. We were again very lucky with the weather, which was fantastic and had approximately 218 visitors on the day.
An extra thank you to The Carefree Singers, Westerham Local Vocals and Peter Sinclair who entertained us all afternoon, and to Ivan who accompanied me on the Accordion.
Also thank you to the ladies running the stalls and who gave their time and the lovely ladies who kept us all refreshed with delicious tea and cakes.
Together we raised over £1,800 for the ed the garden and for the NSPCC.
Also special thanks to Nick at NE Gardencare, Karen from Premier Cuisine and Love Products who helped pay for our promotional flyers.
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I was visited by a lovely group of 28 people who had come all the way from Holland. They were visiting gardens around England and had heard about my garden through the NGS.
They thoroughly enjoyed their visit, the weather was perfect and they thought the garden was lovely.