Running from late spring to mid summer, this year’s Scannappeal Open Garden programme featured a total of 15 scheduled garden openings plus one garden whose owners offered to open by appointment.
Four of the gardens were larger gardens where musical entertainment, a raffle, plant stall and teas were provided. A further three were group openings where a number of gardens in close proximity to each other offered visitors the chance to visit various styles of garden during the afternoon. Two gardens opened during the evening offering wine and canapés for visitors to enjoy whilst relaxing in the late sunshine and another garden opened over a Sunday lunchtime, serving a two course meal with musical entertainment.
This extremely varied programme of gardens attracted over 1,500 visitors in total and Scannappeal are delighted to have raised £17,000 towards our current three appeals at Amersham, Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville hospitals.
We are as ever grateful to the garden owners who kindly agreed to take part in this year’s programme and who have put a tremendous amount of effort into preparing their gardens for our visitors.
Our sincere thanks must also go to the small army of wonderful Scannappeal volunteers who helped to ensure that every open garden event ran smoothly.
Planning for our 2016 programme is now well under way. To register interest in receiving further details please contact Scannappeal.