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


1 September 2016

A Hugely Successful Twilight Garden Opening

Chris's Scandinavian log candle
Rob's Retreat
More Scandinavian candle admirers
In the conservatory
After a pretty frantic week, our Twilight Garden opening was a huge success. We had the prefect weather - for once! As always, an ENORMOUS thank you to a wonderful team without whose help, we couldn't even contemplate such an event!  Eve, Dave, Di, Lyn, Lindy and Sandra for all the washing up and serving of drinks and cakes from 2 - 10pm!!  What amazing hard work.  Another thank you to  Chris who illuminated 100's of candles and placed them around the garden - definitely NOT a 5 minute task! He even made rafts and floated them out on the pond and also a Scandinavian log candle never before seen by any of the visitors.  The garden looked perfectly magical and we made a clear profit of £670.57!  How amazing is that? We had over a 100 visitors which meant that Head Gardener & Chief Blogger was too busy to take photos so these are a few that Chris took at the end of the evening. We await more from Dave!

Chris's tea light rafts

So now it's all over and we need to collect even more glass jars for next year.........that is, when we've found all the empty ones in the garden!!

Lastly, thank you to all our visitors for their support.

A few more photos!

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