Gardens Weekend, an Update – October 2020

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Image of blue cornflowes in white vase on table loooking through open gate in red brick wall out to The Street beyond

Many people in the village will have been saddened that the pandemic scuppered plans for 40th anniversary celebrations and that the August Bank Holiday passed by without the traditional fun enjoyed by so many, this event being a chance to
welcome hundreds of visitors to Walsham le Willows where they share in the things that make Walsham a very special place.

It is sincerely hoped that 2021 will be the year Gardens Weekedn returns even bigger and even better than before.

The work of the Committee continues…

  • The stream clearance this coming autumn, flagged up in the previous Observer, is really a ‘one off’ given the fact that it has become so overgrown over recent times. Teh stream bed will be cleared and the banks strimmed between the bridge at Rolfes, eastwards to the stretch in front of Millars Close.
  • A thousand daffodil bulbs will be planted around the road signs on the entrances to the village to cheer everyone in the spring and as a sign of hope for the future. Anyone who would like to help one Sunday morning then please get in touch.
  • The Gardens Weekend Committee needs refreshing with ‘young blood’ given that many of the current committee are getting on a bit. With that in mind if you would like to volunteer for the planning and implementation of next years event please get in touch. Don’t be shy put yourself forward and come on board. It’s not that onerous and is actually a lot of fun, involving probably 5 or 6 evening meetings during the year and then ‘full on’ involvement over the three days of the August Bank holiday. You will be exhausted but you will love it.

John Stebbing secretary to the Walsham le Willows Open Gardens Trust committee | 01359 259061 | 07831 325610

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