Southwater Horticultural Society held the first of several open garden events at the weekend raising about £190 for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust.
After a rainy Saturday, the sun shone on Sunday for visitors to a garden Southwater and two in Tower Hill. The proceeds will be split equally between the Trust and the horticultaral society.
Derek Golledge, of Butlers Cottage, Tower Hill, said: “The rain ruined the electrics for four water features. We had to get that sorted on Sunday morning.
“We did soft drinks and biscuits. It was a lovely afternoon. There were complimentary comments from all who came.”
Sunday’s were the first in a series of open gardens for charity.
Secretary of the society Nancy Brock said: “We have a variety of gardens. Ours is pretty rough and ready. It’s a lovely opportunity to pinch some ideas from other people about what to do with your garden.”
The horticultural society is hosting more events at the following locations from 2-5pm.
Sunday July 20:
l Anne and Mike Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, RH13 8HZ
l Jenny Ansell and Martin Baker, 9 Hazel Close, Southwater, RH13 9GN
l Denis and Janice Bull, 2 Amberglade, Southwater, RH13 9UB
Sunday August 10:
l Peter Buckley & Nancy Brock, Little Woodfords, Shipley Road, RH13 9BQ
l Jeremy and Sheila Senneck, Park View, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, RH13 9HJ
l Tony and Sue Bull, Cavendish, Salisbury Road, Southwater, RH13 0AJ
Entry is £1 per garden. Visitors are advised some gardens may have uneven terrain and therefore suitable footwear is recommended.
From 2pm on Sunday July 6 the trust’s regional fundraiser Rosie Wyer will be opening her garden at 10 Queen Elizabeth Road, Rudgwick, RH12 3HP. Admission is free, but donations to the trust are welcome.