This year’s Open Gardens took place last Sunday, 4th July. Unfortunately, we were a victim of both the weekend forecast and the weather on the day itself, and were only able to welcome approx 140 visitors to the village, quite a decrease on 2019 figures.
However, we were at least able to hold the event and managed to raise £1,269.50 for National Gardens Scheme and £123.65 for the Parish Council towards the upkeep of the tubs in the village. The County Organiser from NGS came along and said that, despite the weather, those who did visit were impressed with the village and the gardens they saw.
So, thanks are due to everyone who contributed by opening their garden, helping with getting things ready, helping on the day, or attending the event. Thanks also to the Avon Dassett Fete Committee who allowed the use of a marquee, so at least our visitors kept dry as they enjoyed their tea and cake. And certainly not forgetting everyone who donated our lovely cakes, which, as always, received a lot of compliments!