Open gardens raise nearly £2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Jayne and Richard Walpole with Alison Edwards from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Jayne and Richard Walpole with Alison Edwards from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Credit: Archant

The annual Wisbech St Mary Open Gardens events have this year raised £1,998 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Wisbech St Mary Open Gardens

Wisbech St Mary Open Gardens - Credit: Archant

Organiser Jayne Walpole said: “Every year the event is more popular with over 300 visitors exploring ten gardens of the village normally hidden from the public.

“Beautiful blooms, ponds and water features, cottage gardens, and new this year, falconry demonstrations also attracted lots of interest. “Nature quizzes kept adults and children busy, whilst others sat relaxing in gardens enjoying delicious cream teas, homemade cakes and woodfire-cooked pizzas. Raffles and plants sales also raised money for the charity.”

One visitor said ‘It’s like having Kew Gardens on your doorstep. I could not believe how beautiful the gardens were, it was an inspiration’.

Alison Edwards, from the East for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “The open gardens was such a wonderful event, every garden so different but beautifully unique.

“The trust is honoured to have been nominated as 2016 Open Gardens charity. The wonderful homeowners who welcomed visitors to their gardens are absolutely amazing people, I’m so pleased to have met everyone involved and got to see for myself their exquisite gardens.

“Huge thanks to Jayne and Richard, Debs and Phil, Mike Willis, Mel and Jim, Sarah and Ian, Margaret and Mervyn, Ruth and Peter, Wendy and Ernie, Jennifer and Mike and Sue and Roy and a big thank you to all those who came and visited the gardens and supported the trust.

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“It’s always amazing to see how much effort our supporters put in to helping us raise money and awareness of this life shortening condition.”

If you are interested in taking part in next year’s event, call Jayne or Richard on 01945 410772.