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Open Gardens 2013

Report and photographs by Gary Wyatt (click on them to enlarge)

 

Despite very difficult Spring weather, Hethersett gardeners put on a wonderful show for the biennial village open garden event. On a sultry Sunday, over 300 visitors from all over the county enjoyed 24 gardens of contrasting styles, many of which proved to be a big surprise, even to those who have lived in the village for many years.  

There were cottage type gardens behind modern bungalows and contemporary style gardens behind old cottages, and every kind in between. Front gardens were filled with vegetable plots and some with wild flower meadows. The hard work put in and the pride of the owners in their gardens shone through.   

The event was organised by Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT) who also provided the plant stall and refreshments in the Jubilee Hall. Proceeds from the event will go to a hedgehog conservation society and the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service.  

The event raised a magnificent 1,451.65 which included 926.40 from entrance tickets, 277.35 from sale of plants, 132.40 from the tombola and 115.50 from refreshments.

Hethersett's David Wyatt took some photos from one of the gardens where the owner organised musical entertainment throughout the event. You can view these by clicking here