A BIG Thank You to all participants for your brilliant efforts in making the 2019 Burgess Hill in Bloom Garden Safari event such a success for another year!
After tallying up all entry fees , refreshment and raffle sales the massive amount of £827.00 was raised for our elected charities of St. Peter and St. James Hospice and Mid Downs Hospital Radio.
An extra thank you must go to P & S Gallagher for sponsoring our expenses.
The sun came out and so did the people of Mid Sussex and beyond. There were around a 100 visitors from all over Southern England.
Comments received indicated that the theme of smaller gardens was applauded in particular a group of new residents lead by Robert and Michael and their new front gardens in Station Road, each tiny front garden planted out differently and overall it was refreshing to see such a variety of smaller gardens which the visitors were able to take many ideas for their own gardens.
Delicious home made tea and cakes were consumed by many at Sue and her neighbour Teresa in Western Road, the Leylands Road Gardening group impressed with their greenhouses, Brian and Sue entertained with cameras in their bird boxes and old favourites Sue Price in St.Peters Road and Cathy and Paul in Station Road were crowded with visitors enjoying the new planting.
Other new gardens entered this year were, Pauline in Chanctonbury, the garden partly reclaimed from the Railway and a newly designed modern garden from Stephen and Sara in Crescent Road.
Drive by’s included hanging baskets from our sponsors P & S Gallagher in Church Road and beautiful planting around a play area in Warelands carried out by Keith and Pauline.
St. Peter and St. James Hospice and Mid Downs Hospital Radio were grateful to the gardeners of Burgess Hill for once again welcoming the public into their gardens.
Well Done Burgess Hill, long may we garden!