April showers,we have certainly had them and cold ones at that. We have had a busy time of late,mainly fund raising, for Marie Curie Cancer Care and on Sunday we were open for the NGS. We had around a 100 people who braved the weather and turned out, but having said that the garden is looking great.The teas in the marque were in demand out of the rain and over £200 was raised for All Saints Church. The tulips are fantastic and the daffodils are still looking goods and our flock of rare breed poultry is very popular. The marques have now been stored away until the weekend 14th June when many events are happening such as A Garden Evening With The Experts and The Thrapston Brass Band will be playing while you have your picnic in the garden. I will put up full details shortly.
Fingers crossed for Saturday when we are having a wedding reception in the garden.
We have had a busy week preparing for one of our major events of the season “Chickens & Bantams in the Garden” with guest speaker Ivor Parrish, a renowned authority on Rare Breed Hens. It was a huge success and we raised over £5000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Ivor gave a fascinating speech on the all aspects of keeping these wonderful birds. We now have 35 birds of many different spices which give us enormous pleasure and plenty of eggs, 14 today,for our visitors to buy. The day was marred by a number of torrential showers but after Ivor’s talk and a delicious lunch I think every one went home having had a most enjoyable day supporting a wonderful Charity.
I must not forget the garden it is looking stunning, the daffodils around the pond are holding up well in this cool weather and the tulips are biding their time before the big blaze of colour.
I should have told you all that we are open again on Sunday 22nd April for the National Garden Scheme and teas will be in aid of All Saints Sudborough, do come along, the teas will be in a marque so no getting wet should it rain. Entrance £5.00 for a very good cause.