The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


29 June 2014

Open Gardens Weekend

The full results!

Everything has now been counted and monies raised were as follows:
  • Plant Sales                            £227.50
  • Entry                                     £345.00
  • Teas                                       £154.70
  • PTC Cards                            £  26.00
  • PTC Cards/Donations         £  50.90      TOTAL                  £804.10
(PTC cards are occasional cards and postcards with photos taken in the garden.  I have itemised them twice because, on Thursday, we had another garden visit by Norton Horticultural Society who bought cards but put their payments directly in the collection tin so I don't really know which was card money or just donations to the NGS!)
Anyway, that's a brilliant result for one little rural garden opening alone!  Very well done team and another BIG thank you for all your help, support and hard work!

For those who may be interested, here are some NGS facts:

Since its foundation,The NGS has donated over £42.5 million to nominated beneficiaries of which £23 million has been donated in the last 10 years.  For most of our beneficiaries, we are the largest cumulative donor in their histories. (Now that's a pretty amazing fact!)
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Help the Hospices
  • Carers Trust
  • The Queen's Nursing Institute
  • Perennial
  • Guest Charity for 2014 Parkinson's UK

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