Stanhoe’s Open Gardens event on Saturday raised a record provisional total of around £2,800, according to Jill and Roger Hargreaves.
photo: Pamela Austin
A cold and drizzly morning caused a good deal of worry, reports Pamela Austin, whose garden at Longwall Barn was one of the nine open to visitors. But by the afternoon the weather was much better, even though the sun never managed to break through, and visitors poured in.
245 tickets were sold at £5 each. All the stalls bar one increased their takings compared to last year. The cake stall, with fewer donations than last year, did not do as well.
The proceeds will go to All Saints’ church, Stanhoe.