Braving the Elements

Rambling in the Garden

Thank you all for your good wishes on our first early opening for the National Garden Scheme. After storm Ciara had passed over people said we were lucky it wasn’t that weekend we were opening – we knew nothing at that point about Dennis nipping at her tail! It was always going to be a risk opening the garden to visitors in February, but access around our garden is relatively easy whatever the weather, and we would only have cancelled the opening if we were covered in snow. One thing we have learned from the event, however, is that there will always be people who want to visit a garden, even in inclement weather.

Like our first opening, back in June 2017, potential visitor numbers was the Big Unknown, although we can say in hindsight that for all our June openings numbers, although variable, have been in the same sort…

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