I know I've bored on about this for ages and ages but it loomed large in our lives for quite a while.
Round here (North Leicestershire) lots of the villages hold Open Garden Weekends, usually to raise money for charity - ours is the local Children's Hospice.
Because we live in the Victorian Board School (not because we have a fabulous garden!!) we have been asked lots of times to open ours. We eventually agreed and this last weekend was IT!
We had a fabulous, very tiring, time. We realised that lots of people know as little about plants as we do, the design of our chimney held a lot of interest for most of the men, the kitten inside on the window seat enthralled the children and everyone was very friendly - well apart from the woman who said she really hated geums - we have quite a few!
Some people seem to go around from village to village to look at the gardens. We had Americans (what a really cute (or small) garden), people who camped by the river to visit the gardens, a Japanese woman who came on a hour's train ride to visit the village and see the gardens and people who we knew 30 years ago. It was great.
DD1 lives in the middle of a city where they have an Arts Trail which is equally well supported.
In the midst of all the horribleness that is going on around us it was fabulous to be part of such a 'feel good' event.
Does anyone else get involved with events like this? Is it was good experience?
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