BRETHERTON GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY IN 2016
A group of gardens spread across the village opens each year for the National Gardens Scheme (the Yellow Book) in aid of well-known national charities such as Macmillan, Marie Curie, Help the Hospices, Crossroads - Caring for Carers.
This year we will be open on four days
Sunday May 29th; Sunday July 10th; Sunday July 31st; Sunday Sep 4th;
Kris Jolley 600896
The first National
Gardens Scheme open day of the year on 29th May proved to be a resounding success. There were 373 paying visitors, and through entry charges, sales and other donations we were able to send £2607 to the charities - this is the most we have ever raised in one day. The Congregational Church did a roaring trade in tea and cakes, as usual, and they are a tremendous draw to visitors.
Many people in the village contribute to the success of these events: through helping in the gardens, serving teas, baking cakes, and - not least of all - through being tolerant of the inconvenience caused by the extra traffic,
so the whole community can be proud of this good work.
The next open days are on Sundays 10 July and 31 July, from 12 noon to 5 pm as always. If you would like to contribute in any way, please contact Kris or John on 01772 600896,
or any of the other garden owners:
Barbara & Richard Farbon Owl Barn Flag Lane
Gwenifer & John Jackson Pear Tree Cottage Eyes Lane
Kris & John Jolley, Hazel Cottage South View
Sue & Terry Riding. Glynwood Eyes Lane