Open Gardens Westbourne: 2021 cancelled but we will be back in 2022.

With Glastonbury Festival now cancelling its 2021 and the Chelsea Flower Show is planning for October, it seems sensible to postpone Open Gardens 2021 in Westbourne. As a committee we agreed this is the most sensible course of action. We are certain no one in the village thank us for bringing in visitors in June, given that the vaccination programme will still be in progress.

Therefore, we propose, with regret, that we cancel 20 June 2021 and later in the year consider 2022.

In the meantime, to illustrate the seasons, we have invited our brilliant gardeners to their share photos on this website, to tell the story of how our gardens across the year. If you would like to contribute simply email opengardens2021@btinternet.com.

Thank you so much for your support so far, we will make Open Gardens a reality again when we are all safe.

Members of Westbourne’s WI will be offering refreshments in the Parish Hall and on the Rectory Lawn. Teas (bound to be delicious) will provide a hint of nostalgia at tea-time and throughout the day. In addition, there will be more substantial lunch and snacks available elsewhere in the village.

Tickets for the raffle, offering a large number of attractive and generous prizes, will be widely available on the day.

A diligent committee of village residents has been working since last September to make this event a success, so we very much hope that Westbourne will support us on the day to raise an impressive amount for local charities. (Many will remember the Event of 2018 which raised over £12,000 for local causes in a single, short day.)

2017 Gallery

On the day…

Free parking will be available in three locations across the village, in the Wren Centre, by kind permission of Edward Edgell, at Comonside and Chantry Hall field. Tickets can be bought in the Parish Hall, the Village Square and a number of the gardens. £8 will gain admission to all gardens (children under the age of 14 will not be charged).

If you would like to get in contact regarding this showcase Westbourne event please email Debra Humphris  opengardens2021@btinternet.com

 

 

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