The Priory’s National Garden Scheme Open Day was a scorching success

Diary posted

9th July 2018

The weather couldn’t have been better for the garden open day organised by residents at The Priory for the National Garden Scheme 2018 (NGS).

Residents helped with refreshments and chatted to visitors, remarking on the wonderful work carried out by groundsman Russell Skinner.

This is the village’s third year of opening and the turnout was good despite the heat. Visitors could take a stroll around the beautifully manicured gardens and buy plants or other goodies from a selection of stalls.

The purpose of the open day was to raise money on behalf of the NGS who fundraise for a variety of charities, including Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, and the Carers Trust, Parkinson’s UK and the MS Society.

In total the residents raised a whopping £1015 for the NGS, £361 of which was raised through the sale of tea and cakes, all made and donated by residents!