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
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