Gardens in Woodborough to open for annual charity event

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BLOOMING LOVELY: This garden, belonging to Deborah Bliss, will be on display to visitors

A number of stunning gardens across Woodborough will be opened to the public later this month to to raise money for a children’s charity in Nottingham.

Thirteen private gardens will be on display on Sunday, June 24 from 1pm to 5pm, as residents join together to support the NSPCC charity.

There will be a Peter Rabbit-themed treasure hunt for children, while tea, cake, Pimms, prosecco and pizzas made in an outdoor oven will also be on offer.

Entry is £5 for adults but children go free.

All proceeds from the event will go to the NSPCC’s service centre in Nottingham, Jenny Farr House.

This is the third time the event has been held in Woodborough; the second event two years ago was a huge success, raising £10,000 for the NSPCC.

Lynne Morgan, a member of the NSPCC Doverbeck fundraising committee organising the event, said this year’s event will be bigger than ever.

She said: “The whole village is looking forward to a fabulous community event raising money for the NSPCC’s vital work in Nottingham.

“In previous years there has been a real carnival atmosphere in the village, so we are hoping to attract as many people as possible. There will be plenty to do and some beautiful gardens to have a walk around.”

Claire Campbell, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “Woodborough Open Gardens promises to be a really special day and that is due to the phenomenal team ethos that goes into putting on an event of this scale.

“I hope lots of local people will take up the opportunity to visit some really beautiful gardens that wouldn’t normally be open to the public.

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“All the money raised will support local children who use our services at Jenny Farr House.”

A minibus will do circuits of the village to enable people to see all the gardens on display.

Prior to the event visitors can buy wristbands and a free accompanying programme from the village Post Office and Stores.

Wrist bands will be available to purchase at car parks and all gardens on the day. A map and further information is available on www.woodboroughweb.co.uk.

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