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


3 September 2022

Twilight Garden by Candlelight Evening 2022


Once again, we were super lucky with the weather.  It was a sunny, warm and still evening.  There was nothing still about the run up!  Talk about rushing around at the last minute!   Teas, cakes, tables, jam jars, candles, cushions, fairy lights, chairs - even more tables and chairs, tableware, vases of flowers, plates, cups, just never stopped!!  I daren't even mention all the garden work or the last minute hedge cotting and edging that went on!


Thank heavens for wonderful helpers and the support they showed!  Brian lugged tables and chairs around the county. Pat made loads of exquiste cakes.  We couldn't even think of doing it without them all.  Gabby, Lindy, Pauline and Jenny brought cakes and slaved away serving teas. Sandra made a gluten free special and came over and helped serve evening drinks. Greg & Richard played the piano and whilst, I didn't hear the music, I definitely heard the applause!  Janine & Malc lit all 450 candles that had been placed in jam jars around the garden by Chris and honestly!  The garden looked absolutely magical!

Greg took some drone shots and Chris took some really pretty night time garden shots.  Here are some more: PTC Garden by Candlelight

I have to admit, I lost count of visitor numbers and got up to about 145 but we think it was more likely to have been 150.  Either way, a cheque for a massive  £1404.67 has now been sent off to the National Garden Scheme. How amazing is that?? 

The great Jam Jar Hunt is now well under way!!

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