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


5 June 2017

A Cold & Showery Open Gardens

Paul having a cup of tea & sheltering in the summerhouse
Visitors enjoying a rare glimpse of sunshine
The weather could definitely have been kinder to us! It was cold, dull and showery.  I sat wearing my warmest waterproof jacket with a hood and furry lining in JUNE! However, it didn't deter 57 visitors most of whom came wearing wellies and carrying umbrellas. We made an astonishing £407.00 for the National Garden Scheme. Our total so far this year is £671.00 As the day wore on, the sun came out and it was a pleasant evening but it all happened rather too late. As we know, only too well, outdoor events are at the mercy of the vicissitudes of our English climate! 

A BIG thank you to all our visitors and an even bigger thank you to Lindy, Di, Dave, Eve and Sandra who worked so hard serving teas and cakes and clearing up afterwards. Lastly another BIG thank you to all our cake bakers!! Visitors never fail to comment on the homemade teas!

A couple of visitors relaxing on the terrace
Exploring our shed of the year finalist!

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