Burgess Hill in Bloom raised £500 from their 2015 Garden Safari on Sunday July 12.
This means that Mid Downs Radio and St. Peters & St. James Hospice each gain £250 for their funds.
Although down on last years’ numbers, due to the weather suddenly changing to rain on the day, over 60 visitors appreciated the ten beautiful and interesting gardens which were open all over Burgess Hill.
The attractions were a Koi Carp pond, Homing Pigeons, water features, sculpture, rose and clematis collections and more.
Thanks to sponsorship from Present Company, Market Place, which covered all our event expenses, cakes and refreshments donated by the Leylands Road Gardening Group, new advertising boards provided by local carpenter, Bernie Harris, plant sales, plus all gardeners efforts in making their gardens so lovely for the event, families from all over Mid-Sussex and beyond enjoyed the day.
We even had a family over from France, who wanted to compare the differences between French and English gardens!
A gardeners get-together was held at The Windmill Public House, where a delicious buffet was provided by Sandra, who won first prize in the grand raffle. This was a giant rabbit, who she is naming ‘Blossom’!
So, thanks again to all the residents who supported this ‘great annual event with a difference’ and we are looking forward to repeating this again in 2015.
Report and pictures contributed by Cathy Barnett, Chairman, Burgess Hill in Bloom.