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Picture Gallery: Wisborough Green gardens are a big attraction

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THE perfume of a thousand roses filled the air as a dozen gardens opened their gates in Wisborough Green.

More than 400 visitors strolled around the village in bright sunshine for the annual and increasingly popular open garden weekend.

Resident Peter Edmonds went around taking stunning pictures of the day.

He said: “Dawn on the Saturday morning had threatened a miserable day, but as one optimistic lady retold the old saying, ‘Rain before seven, fine before eleven’.

“Her forecast came true and the sun broke through the heavy clouds right on time, and the rest of the weekend was perfect.”

The theme had been set to commemorate the start of the first world war and many gardens displayed exhibits from that era.

“The ticket tent was so camouflaged that one visitor could not find it!” added Peter.

Red poppies were in bloom everywhere and a number of helpers dressed in appropriate costume.

There were a few other attractions – a farrier worked at the ancient forge by the green, a potter threw her clay in Wendy Duff’s tiny studio and two vintage cars, one exactly 100 years old, stood outside Grange Cottage.

On the terrace at Homelea, teas, cakes and sticky buns disappeared at an astonishing rate while Pimm’s was served in the gentle atmosphere above the croquet lawn at The Elms.

“The summer we have waited so long for graced Wisborough Green at last and everyone went away happy,” said Peter.

 

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