Thornton residents opened their gardens ‘for real’ this year, after two years of Covid lockdowns when only ‘virtual’ open gardens were available; with residents filming their own gardens and forwarding to organiser, Lis Muller, who then edited, set to music and uploaded to YouTube. A great success, but not as good as the real thing. (See the results below).
There were 14 gardens open for visitors for 5 hours, from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday 10th July.
253 people bought programmes (at a cost of £3 per person) and walked round the village on one of the hottest days of the year, taking refreshments at various stopovers, including in the lovely cool of the church and the village hall, where there was a roaring trade in cream teas.
The amount raised was £1144.54 by the Friends of St Peter’s who fund raise for the maintenance, restoration and improvement of our beautiful historic church.
If you wish to donate to this very worthy cause – then please get in touch and we will tell you how.
The event was considered to be a great social event with many locals getting to know one another on walking around the village.
The organisers would like to thank local firm, the Garden Design Company for supporting their event – http://www.thegardendesignco.co.uk