Dersingham set for open gardens and art trail over Bank Holiday
- Credit: Ian Burt
Twenty gardens and 14 artists will be taking part in this year's Dersingham Open Gardens and Art Trail.
New gardens are joining old favourites for the two-day Bank Holiday event.
New beds and features have appeared, new plants are being tested to see if they have found the right spot, trees and shrubs come and go.
Despite a mild winter, there have been late frosts which have caused some damage, and then a lack of rain.
Muntjac deer continue to be a problem with many gardens, even in the centre of the village. Gardeners have resorted to wire netting to protect particularly favourite plants.
Artists are either opening up both their studios and gardens or are exhibiting with another open studio. The public can meet the artists and take a look at their work.
The artists are mainly painters, but there are also a potter, a photographer, a card maker and someone working with fusing glass to create various unusual objects.
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Refreshments will be available throughout the day in St Nicholas Church Hall, starting with coffee at 11.00, then lunches, and the Church catering team's well-known cream teas in the afternoon.
Spread out through the gardens and by the Church Hall are opportunities to buy plants, asparagus, bric-a-brac, jewellery and second hand books, and Ken Warner returns with his stand of glorious geraniums and other plants for sale.
Tickets are £5.00 each (under 16s free) and are available on the day at the Church Hall or from participating gardens. They cover both days. You can buy your tickets for £4.00 each in advance from Dersingham Post Office. The proceeds are to be shared between the Church and funding for the new Village Centre.
The event offers an entertaining day out and an opportunity to enjoy the creativity of local villagers in their beautiful gardens and with their artwork. Full details at www.DersinghamOpenGardens.co.uk.
Dersingham is also offering another event to create a whole weekend of entertainment.
The King Swingers Jazz Evening will take place on Saturday May 27th at 7.00pm in Dersingham's St Nicholas Church Hall. Tickets £5.00. Food and drink available to buy on the night.