STOP PRESS – The Dutton’s have just advised that they will waive any entry charge for residents of Winterbourne Stoke for the NGS garden event on 25th June
Just a reminder to all that Jonathan and Olivia Dutton are opening their garden at the Old Rectory under the National Garden Scheme (NGS) for the first time this year on 25th of June. It will be open from 2pm to 5pm. Admission is £5 (which goes to the NGS – children free). They will be selling plants (hopefully!) and cream teas, with all the money raised from this going to St Peter’s Church funds. Parking space has been kindly offered by Druid’s Lodge Estate.
As you can imagine (quite apart from all the work that goes into getting the garden looking pristine on the day!), catering for the possibility of 300-400 visitors is quite a challenging logistical exercise involving erecting tables, chairs, doing the catering, organising and directing the parking, selling the plants etc etc.
Consequently, Jonathan and Olivia would be very grateful for volunteers to help with teas and parking. If you can help out please contact Olivia or Jonathan directly on 621247
Hopefully, if this years garden opening is a success, it will be repeated in future years; not only offering an attractive afternoon out, but also providing some much needed funding for the church.