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, glasses........................it 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??