Whissonsett private garden draws in the crowds – despite the rain!
- Credit: Matthew Usher
It was a blooming wonderful day in Whissonsett as a private garden was opened to raise money for a Norfolk charity.
The garden in the mid Norfolk village belonging to the former High Sheriff of Norfolk, Georgina Holloway, raised more than £1,000 for St John Ambulance.
Around £775 of the money raised will be used to buy cycle responder units which are used for getting first-aiders to events where there are lots of crowds. And around £225 of the cash will support the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem where Norfolk pays for the salary of a nurse.
Mrs Holloway, who is , said: 'We had a brilliant afternoon with lots of visitors, including children and helpers - and it didn't rain until nearly 4pm!'
Other open gardens for the cause are: The Mowle, Staithe Road, Ludham on June 2 from 2pm until 5.30pm with a national collection of gunnera, unusual trees and plants (£4), and, on June 9, The Bishop's Open Garden from 1 – 5pm (£3) and many more.
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For more details about the event call 01603 431639.
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