Gardens Weekend Draw Winners & A Thank you

visitors to willow cottage gardenThe prizes were drawn in the Memorial Hall at the end of the day on Monday 28th August.  Many thanks to those who purchased tickets, sold the tickets, donated the prizes and to the Rev’d Phillip Merry for drawing the prizes.

First Prize: Flying Lesson – Mrs Joyce Randall
Second Prize: £100 – Mrs Jenkins
Third Prize: Meal for 2 at The Pykkerell – Madeleine Beck
Fourth Prize: £20 voucher from Clarkes – Mr Page
Fifth Prize: £20 voucher from Rolfes – Mr M Gordon


Committee Chair, Robin Newall sends a thank you to everyone involved in the Gardens Weekend noting that once again, it was a great financial success. Final accounts have not yet been prepared but the event this year took over £20,000. There are still some bills to come in!

The committee have received quite a number of most encouraging comments from visitors, this letter perhaps says it all…

“I have just returned from the fabulous open gardens event  in Walsham-le-Willows with my daughter.  We had the most marvellous day and I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of those garden owners who showed  us some stunning gardens, beautifully tailored lawns, lots of inspiration and above all the best day out I’ve  had for a long time.

The variety of gardens were amazing;  to go from small plots to more landscaped gardens with lots of trees and beautifully cut lawns really was quite something.  The weather thankfully was kind to us all  today and  it was such a great event, so well organised, your big group of volunteers were all incredible, everyone got involved, it really was a fantastic event.

We have recently moved to East Anglia so we’re still finding our feet of local events but I will make sure this is in the diary for next year.   

Thank you so much  to you and your band of garden owners and volunteers for making it a really special day.”