Wilmslow Wells 26th annual Gardens Day fundraiser is taking place on Saturday 29th June 2019.
In preparation, lawns have been cut, shrubs trimmed, weeds weeded, tubs and pots watered… and that’s not all!
Cakes are being baked, bacon butties are at the ready, delicious homemade lunches are in preparation, tea and coffees are on standby, ice is being frozen and the strawberries are being cut for the traditional Pimm’s and lemonade!
This major fundraiser blossoms into life for just one day each year (from 10.30am until 4.30pm) with 20 local gardens being opened up for the public.
There will be plants available for sale, and funds raised will go to the Wilmslow Wells charity to help improve life in drought-stricken areas of Africa.
The charity was set up in the 1980s to provide wells, pumps, dams and water collection equipment.
Last year was a record year for the event – raising £15,000 on the day, which organisers say stands as testament to the huge numbers of people enjoying the day and supporting the worthwhile cause.
In total, Wilmslow Wells Garden Day has raised over £1 million since its inception.
The passion and pride of local gardeners really shows in both plots large and small.
A key highlight is the amazing organic garden of Peter Woollam’s in Alderley Edge – which includes over 250 edible plants!
This year’s new addition, The Temp, is a community orchard and garden on Gravel Lane.
Organisers are reminding us of the importance of plots like this, as people are becoming more conscious about where their food is sourced, as well as the growth in the interest of sustainability.
It is an important and interesting opportunity to see how we can all do a little more to grow our own.
Tickets (which cover entry into all the gardens) cost £12.50 and can be bought at any of the gardens on the day or at St John’s Church Hall where there will also be lunches served
A full list of venues be found at: www.wilmslowwells.org/event/2019-gardens-day/