Were you there? – 280 people were – 21 gardens were open!
Sunday the 14th of August dawned cloudy but warm. It was mercifully windless as all the gazebos were erected in Hall Square for our Secret Garden event. By the time the first people came the tombola tables were laden, the boiler was bubbling on the drink and cake stall and there was a plethora of plants for sale.
By the end of the day nearly 280 people had visited some or all of the 21 gardens and the comments were gratifying. ‘Everyone was so friendly’ and ‘The gardens were so contrasting’ and ‘We had no idea such lovely gardens existed.’ The gardening group at Boroughbridge High School gave time during their summer holiday to open their vegetable garden and to sell their produce. I saw people with rhubarb sticking out of their bags and others delighted to have bought fresh home-grown vegetables.
Brighter Boroughbridge could not have run this event without the help of Boroughbridge Live. They organised so much of it and ensured helpers on the day.
Both organisers would like to thank all the people that gave generously, tombola prizes, plants to sell and scrumptious homemade cakes.
John Goss and the team firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01423 323123