The 25th Lady Bay Open Gardens was a resounding success with more than 1500 visitors over the two-day event. A total of 22 gardens of all shapes and sizes took part with families enjoying the hospitably and entertainment. The event raised £6,782 with all profits being donated to the Lady Bay Community Fund and various charities nominated by garden owners.
Keith Wright the Chairman of the Lady Bay Open Gardens Committee said “It has been a great weekend and a brilliant outcome. Thank you all so much for all the time and effort that you have put in to make 2016 Open Gardens a huge success.”
“It was a fantastic weekend and the atmosphere inside the beautiful gardens, as well as on the streets in between, was warm and so friendly. It was great to see changes in the wonderful gardens which have opened for us before, plus get an exciting peek into the gardens which opened for the first time.”
The Open Gardens committee will be holding a post event meeting on Monday 1st August 8pm which is open to anyone considering opening their garden or joining the volunteer committee (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details). The date for next year’s Open Gardens has been set for 8-9 July 2017.