Selsey garden trail raises £5,700 for charities

MORE than 600 visitors enjoyed taking the garden trail around Selsey to raise more than £5,700 for charities.

A total of 15 private gardens were opened up to the public as part of Selsey Gardens Open Day.

Every garden owner was delighted to be able to share their love of gardening with enthusiastic visitors, who came from as far afield as Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent and Yorkshire.

The event raised £5,786.36 shared between St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Alzheimer’s Society (West Sussex) and the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group.

A huge thank-you was given to all the garden owners who kindly opened their gardens for the day, the many local businesses which generously donated gifts for the prize draw and ingredients for the ploughman’s lunches, and everybody else who helped make the day such a resounding success.

If you would like to open your garden for charity in 2013, call Margaret Goodman, 01243 605276.