Rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of gardening enthusiasts last Saturday at Holme’s annual open gardens. “It started before we opened and rained for nearly an hour,” said organiser John Loversidge.
“We got ‘phone calls asking if it was raining. Unfortunately rain does stop people from coming.”
But if the weather did deter the odd visitor – there were also several light showers during the afternoon – most braved the conditions to wander round the village enjoying the twelve gardens on show.
There was plenty to see with a farm, colourful cottage gardens and a garden displaying tools and ideas to make gardening easier. There was also chutneys, jams, plant and book stalls and one garden with a demonstration and talk on birds and moths.
For those who were less energetic there was a free shuttle bus service, provided by Hunstanton’s Glebe House School, with six bus stops dotted around the village. Refreshments were available in the village hall whilst the parish church, adding it’s own splash of colour, was dressed all over with floral arrangements under the title: Let’s Go shopping.
“We’re pretty well-known and we normally get 450/500 visitors and raise around £5,000 for church funds,” said Mr Loversidge.
After the showers the sun came out and a late surge of visitors helped swell those takings. Gill Moor-Morley and Ann Rossington find a moment to relax over a cup of tea in their garden. MLNF15PB07169