Open Garden Cheshire 2016. We’ve sown, propagated, potted up, watered, pruned, clipped, mown, mulched and planted over the past few months and now we’re ready to open! July 2nd and 3rd, 2pm-5pm. All we need now is the weather……Dodging the showers, the forecast isn’t too good this year. We’re made of tough stuff and well used to the not so-great-weather! Putting together the plant table is key as we have a great variety of plants that we have propagated over the past year. We have also a fabulous selection donated by friends. The homemade cakes of course are the best !
This is our 5th year to run an open garden in aid of The Little Way Charity which helps to build bungalows for the homeless in India. I have spent a year in SE Asia and have witnessed some terrible poverty. At the time it made me feel very helpless…as a tourist we are advised that giving money to beggars in the street only exacerbates the problem. So how better to help than at home, were our money raised here is worth so much more in India. For each £700 we raise, the Indian authorities put up the same amount and this is enough to build a 2 bedroom bungalow for a 4 person family. The thing is, we have fun doing it, so there are only winners!!
And just a few photos taken in the quiet of the day…..
This year in our open garden we have managed to raise £735 which is more than enough for a bungalow for a family of four! Well done everybody!
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