Environment and Charity are Winners
and charity have both benefited from this year’s Hethersett open gardens
and garden awards presentation events.
The open gardens
event attracted 15 participants and well over 200 members of the public
who were guided to the gardens by colourful scarecrows once again put
together by Dr Anne Edwards.
The event raised
over £385 for charity with cheques for £170.25 going to the village
parochial charity and the Caroline Lindley Trust which gives grants to
help local people aged between 18 and 25 in further education. There was
also a cheque for £45 for St Remigius Parish Church.
the open gardens event was a number of competitions judged by Cathryn
Waldron from the National Council for Conservation of Plants and Gardens.
were a joy to visit. Some of the hanging baskets showed a lot of potential
and I can imagine in a few weeks many of them will be really spectacular.
The people of Hethersett have a great village with some magnificent trees
making great backdrops to many of the gardens. You have some very keen
gardeners with some original ideas,” Cathryn Waldron told the
presented by chair of Hethersett parish Council Fred Watkins who paid
tribute to the work in organising the events of George Beckford, Heather
Williamson and the Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT).
Certificates went to the following:
Gardens – 1 Mr
Barksfield of Meadow Close, 2 Mr Oakley of Exmouth Close, 3 Mrs Watts of
Central Crescent, 4 Mr Beckford of Grove Road.
tubs and patios – 1 Mrs Denmark of New Road, 2 Mr Warnes of Southcroft,
3 Mrs Pearson of Hollybrook, Mrs Daniels of
Henstead Road and Mrs Chapman of Churchfields.
Businesses – 1
Queen’s Head, 2 Attractions Hairdressers, 3 Ivan Fisher Funeral Home.
committee is looking for new ideas for 2009: “We are considering having
a break next year from the open gardens scheme and are looking for new
ideas,” said George Beckford
Below is a gallery of photographs from the presentation evening: