Over £2,300 raised for charity with Open Gardens
For this years' National Open Garden Scheme we opened our grounds and gardens on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th June. With over 350 visitors in attendance across the two days we managed to raise over £1200 for the Scheme's charities of choice (which include MacMillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Parkinson's UK, Hospice UK and many more which you can read about here). In addition to this, we decided to donate all proceeds from the refreshments and raffle to the Lingen Davies Fund - a charity that is very close to our hearts. The total raised over the two days for Lingen Davies was an amazing £1179!!
The National Open Garden Scheme is always such a wonderful way to raise a lot of money for charity whilst allowing people, both local and further afield to learn a bit more about the history of the Hall and to enjoy our gardens whilst seeing how they have bloomed over the past two years.
Our head gardener, Christine Higgs, has been with us from the very beginning. Designing, cultivating and maintaining all 5 acres of our stunning gardens, including our breathtaking 1-acre Walled Garden, she has done an amazing job and people just couldn't believe that the gardens are only two years old! We have some wonderful photos of the gardens below, many of which were taken by Mr Whitaker who was there on the Monday scouting out the gardens for his daughter who is getting married at the Hall next June - thank you!!
The gardens were buzzing with people on both days, but on the Monday we were blessed to see Christine Churchill - a previous resident that lived at the hall up until the 1980s with the hall being in her family for over 100 years! It is always wonderful to see her and show her what we have done with the hall since her last visit! Here she is with Julia enjoying the wonderful weather.
Julia Pugh - Manager, with Christine Churchill, previous resident of Garthmyl Hall.
The 'Pugh's Girls' all ready with the refreshments!