Sun shines on Wisborough Green gardens

Wisborough Green open gardens
Wisborough Green open gardens

A PICTURESQUE village was bustling with life at the weekend when two Wisborough Green institutions shared a beautifully sunny day for the open gardens and the primary school summer fayre.

Visitors came from miles around to see gardens in full bloom, as well as share in the delights of a traditional English fayre.

Despite less sunshine, day two of the open gardens event attracted dozens of visitors who shared horticultural tips and advice with garden owners while appreciating the immaculate lawns, heady scents, vibrant blossoms on show and tidy borders.

The event was organised by LINKS, a group of volunteers from church and community who work to raise funds for the ancient church of St Peter ad Vincula in Wisborough Green.

Val Mourilyan, church secretary, said: “None of this would have been possible without the dedication of the throng of eager volunteers who stewarded, baked cakes and served refreshments.

“Lastly and most importantly, our thanks to the dedicated gardeners who generously shared their private spaces with countless strangers.

“We are delighted the Wisborough Green Open Gardens raised in excess of £2,800 this year.”

New for this year’s open gardens event was Norman the Gnome, who took up residence in the elegant gardens of Fernlea. He was spied by a number of visitors, but the lucky winner to take him home was Ruby Jerges.

The next LINKS event will be a music and arts festival which will run from July 3-7.