Vis­i­tors en­joy flow­ers, fruit and cream teas

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Open Garden -

Vis­i­tors were treated to a demon­stra­tion by pot­ter Laura Mepham Summer flow­ers and sun­shine greeted vis­i­tors to an open gar­den day.

Mau­rice and Cathy Dal­ton, opened their gar­den at Brook­side, off Small­hythe Road, Ten­ter­den, on Sun­day to raise money for Ten­ter­den and District Day Centre.

More t han 1 0 0 peo­ple ad­mired the flower-filled gar­den that was sprin­kled with early au­tumn blooms and also fea­tures a wildlife area, to­gether with an or­chard where ap­ples, pears and plums are grown.

The Mayor of Ten­ter­den, Cllr Justin Nel­son and the vicar of Ten­ter­den, Canon Lind­say Ham­mond, were among those who came to ad­mire the colour­ful plot.

Cream teas were on of­fer and there were stalls to browse, while Mrs Dal­ton’s pot­tery stu­dio was open to vis­i­tors. A to­tal of £1,265 was raised. Mr Dal­ton said: “We had a rather pleas­ant day and at one point the gar­den was full up.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4876452

Mayor of Ten­ter­den Justin Nel­son joins home own­ers Mau­rice and Cathy Dal­ton in their gar­den

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Diane Jack­son and Ca­role Aves in the or­chard

Jan Par­sons shares ad­vice with Fiona Lambert and Val Strange; tea and cakes in

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4876455/ FM4876471

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