Burgess Hill Garden Safari returns this weekend with nine beautiful venues
Burgess Hill Garden Safari is back for 2021 after last year’s event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event takes place on Sunday (July 4) from 1pm to 5.30pm.
All profits are going to St Peter & St James Hospice and the organisers are hoping to make up for last year’s loss when they had to hold a ‘virtual safari’.
“There will be nine lovely open gardens around the town, plus two drive-bys,” said Burgess Hill in Bloom chairman Cathy Barnett.
“This year most of them are in the centre of town, which should make it easier to visit,” she said, adding that most of the gardens are ‘old favourites’ that were replanted during Covid to offer visitors a fresh experience.
Cathy said there are three new gardens this year, with two in Crescent Road being ‘big and beautiful’ while the other is ‘small but interesting’.
Cold drinks will be available and home-made cakes and plants will be on sale in Western Road.
People can also join in with games in the afternoon.
Entry costs £5, which covers all of the gardens, and children can get in for free.
Social distancing rules will apply with restricted numbers in every garden at any one time.
There will be lists and maps available at all the houses, which will have balloons outside.
Burgess Hill in Bloom thanks P & S Gallagher for sponsoring this year’s event.