Whissonsett private garden draws in the crowds – despite the rain!

Georgina Holloway (centre) has opened her garden up to the public to raise money for the St John Amb

Georgina Holloway (centre) has opened her garden up to the public to raise money for the St John Ambulance. With Georgine is Amelia Smith and Trudie Needham (right).Picture: Matthew Usher. - 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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