Open Parks and Gardens – a Big Thank You.

With the Chelsea Flower show postponed until September this year, the Norfolk Churches Trust held its very first Open Parks and Gardens event on Saturday 22nd May, to fill that void.

Open Parks and Gardens

Although the weather was more wellies and woollies than sundresses and boaters, at least the rain stayed away.

Hundreds attend the Open Parks and Gardens Event in aid of Norfolk Churches Trust

A big thank you to all those who opened their gardens and gave such a warm welcome to those who attended.

My son and I managed to visit 7 of the 8 open gardens and there was something different to see in each. From the formal to informal, from woodland to walled garden, topiary, seasonal rhododendrons, wisteria, and bluebells, each was unique.

Ranked 5th by size but 25th by population there was plenty of opportunity between venues to see the beautiful Norfolk countryside from the inland to the west of Norfolk, over to Poppyland by the sea.

Almost 300 of you signed up to the event raising the gratifying sum of more than £9,600 , these generous donations will go directly towards grants to support churches within the county of Norfolk.

If you’d like to make a donation to the preservation of Norfolk’s unique churches, just click here.

Find out about all of Norfolk Churches Trust events here.