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Open Gardens 2018

Open Garden Scheme 2018 Report

I am pleased to be able to report another very successful year for the Open Garden Scheme. I have just received the Morville cheque and it takes our total gross income for the year to £23,202. Our grand total since the inception of the scheme in 1994 has just passed the £400,000 mark so an enormous thank you to the hundreds of people who have helped and supported us, over the years

The weather has been reasonably kind to us but on 5 occasions there has been rain or the threat of rain during the morning before the opening hour and this unfortunately has affected the number of visitors. Overall we had 3042 visitors, compared to 3948 last year. We must remember , of course, this was an ‘even’ year when 4 of our main trails, were not participating.

The most successful result in terms of money raised was Golding Hall where the total was £3071. The Hartleys very kindly opened  their house and a guided tour raised £703.   

Other leading results were

Ryton Trail   £2426

Broadward Hall £2001

The Hurst £1926

Neen Sollars Trail £1473

Preston Brockhurst  £1472

Cardington Trail £1320

The invitations for 2019 have now been posted and we await, with fingers crossed, the replies.

Kind regards

Roland