Sunday, 24 June 2012

East Williamston Open Gardens ...

The Village of East Williamston opened the gardens of three houses this afternoon.
All proceeds raised were for the local church.
Garden 1
A very large, rough, garden still in process of being 'discovered' through fields of brambles!

Lots of produce in the polytunnel 
The lovely cockerel in charge of about 6 hens. 
The trees are the beginnings of an apple orchard. 
Just a few token flowers.  Everything else was produce for the table or freezer.
Garden 2
Quite different. A haven of tranquility with neat and tidy borders.

Large, peaceful lawned areas.

Peaceful patio areas with quirky sculptures!
Garden 3
Neat, tidy and very productive.
On arrival we discovered we knew the owners through our bowls playing.
Down the path past broad beans, beetroot and carrots. 
The overspill of tomato plants in the heated greenhouse.
The runner beans in the polytunnel are just ready to eat.
The grapes are very prolific already and are a very tasty red which makes good wine and jelly!
All finished off with a Victorian Tea in the Village Hall. 
Pretty Victorian-type patterned crockery, hand embroidered table cloths
and home-made cakes and sandwiches.
The sun shone all day and it was brilliant.
Hope you had a good weekend.
Ann x


fabriquefantastique said...

my idea of a good afternoon out

nilly said...

Lovely photos, beautiful weather - a distant memory here - we're knee-deep in floods in Yorkshire.

Linda said...

That was a great weekend! English gardens and afternoon tea, what more could you ask for!!