Moreton Hall’s Hidden Gardens event is huge success despite the rain

Moreton Hall open gardens''Pictured: Karen and Adrian Canard in their garden ANL-150507-214252009
Moreton Hall open gardens''Pictured: Karen and Adrian Canard in their garden ANL-150507-214252009
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Moreton Hall’s hidden gardens event was a massive success on Sunday, despite a morning downpour.

The event saw 22 gardens open to the public as well as a host of stalls and entertainment at the Coffee House including a performance the Dayspring Community Choir.

Moreton Hall open gardens''Picture: Sian and Julia Irwin in their garden ANL-150507-214208009

Moreton Hall open gardens''Picture: Sian and Julia Irwin in their garden ANL-150507-214208009

Event organiser Jess Darnell said: “It went really well.
“We had more than 70 people buy tickets for the gardens and despite the heavy rain at the beginning of the day lots of people came out.
We went and saw the gardens beforehand to deliver balloons and signs and all the gardeners were there watering their gardens.

“Then the heavens opened.

“The choir then sang for us under the underpass because it was raining.

“They sang Bring me Sunshine - and the sun came out.”

Moreton Hall open gardens''Pictured: Jane Kemp in her garden ANL-150507-214241009

Moreton Hall open gardens''Pictured: Jane Kemp in her garden ANL-150507-214241009

The event was organised as part of the Coffee House’s Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge entry, where businesses in the area compete to turn £50 into as much cash as possible for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Jess said the event had already raised around £2,000 for the charity, with more money still coming in.

“We are still counting it”, she said.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to all the people that took part in the event. It was really fun.”

Moreton Hall open gardens''Pictured: Daphne Heywood in her garden with Jillie the dog ANL-150507-214325009

Moreton Hall open gardens''Pictured: Daphne Heywood in her garden with Jillie the dog ANL-150507-214325009