Artists and gardeners bring bank holiday crowds to Dersingham

DERSINGHAM OPEN GARDENS AND ART TRAIL
Potter, June Mullarkey, in a corner of her studio framed by pictures painted by her husband, Ben ANL-160530-161525001
DERSINGHAM OPEN GARDENS AND ART TRAIL Potter, June Mullarkey, in a corner of her studio framed by pictures painted by her husband, Ben ANL-160530-161525001

Growers and artists showed off their works during an open gardens and arts trail event in Dersingham over the bank holiday weekend.

Although the open gardens has been staged for more than 20 years, the art trail is still only in its third year and visitor numbers are continuing to grow.

Around £5,000 is normally raised during the weekend and the proceeds go towards supporting St Nicholas Parish church and a soon to be built Dersingham village centre.

A total of 17 gardens and 10 art studios were open to the public during the weekend.

The programme listed one garden as a real cottage garden without the cottage - because it is a bungalow.

Thimble Cottage, appropriately, is listed as the smallest garden while another is described as a puzzle for monkeys - because it is complete with Monkey Puzzle tree.

Committee member David Collingham said: “We get visitors from outside Dersingham and even outside Norfolk.

“Last year, that included Australia and the United States.”

Our picture shows potter June Mullarkey in a corner of her studio framed by pictures painted by her husband, Ben.