The weather was kind, the sun came out and it rained overnight but not during the day. The event was a huge success, with lots of visitors, people who had visited before, but also some who were coming for the first time. Some who had lived in the village for a very long time and had never known what was behind the big house! Everyone was very complimentary about the garden, which looked good even though the sun disappeared a lot! The roads in the village may have been a little busier than usual!
The proceeds from the entrance fee and the plant sale go to the National Garden Society Charities. Macmillan Nurses, Hospice UK, Marie Curie, Carter's Trust, The Queens Nursing institute, Parkinson's UK,Mind, Horatios Garden, Maggies, Patchworking Garden Project, Greenfingers Charity, Well Halton, ABF The Soldiers Charity, Perennial, WRAGS, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Professional Gardeners Trust, Community Garden Projects and the Garden Museum were all beneficiaries last year sharing £2.88 million from the defunds raised by all the gardens in the scheme. To find out more visit
The teas and cakes were a great success, and made a record profit which will go to Tattenhall Wildlife Group TWIG, to support their work locally.
Our thanks to all those who helped with the event, making cakes, serving teas, washing up, and selling plants.
Photographs give a flavour of the garden at the moment.