Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Secret Gardens of Oxton 2017

Our Secretary Peter de Figueiredo
This year The Friends of the Arno and Oxton Fields took on the responsibility of organising and running the plant stall for the Secret Gardens of Oxton event.

We had a great many plant donations from local residents, together with some plant divisions from the long border of the Arno rose garden. Some of our members also grew plants from seed for the stall.

The weather was mostly sunny and warm on Sunday 14th May. We arrived at 8am to set up the stand. Alison Clarke, head of our gardening group, was a little concerned there would not be enough plants but many people came in cars to drop off trays of plants for the stall. We needn't have worried.

Alison Clarke (left)

We started to sell at 10am when the event began and during the first few hours we were rushed off our feet. People were keen to see what was on offer and were very generous.

By the end of the day nearly all the plants had been sold. We were informed a few days after the event that the stall had raised an impressive £974!

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