£700 for charities

July 28 2017

Westbury Park declared its gardens open at the beginning of July as part of the annual Westbury Park Festival.

Westbury Park declared its gardens open at the beginning of July as part of the annual Westbury Park Festival.

Visitors to the 18 gardens enjoyed an afternoon stroll around the area viewing the well-tended plots on Canowie Road, Coldharbour Road, a large offering of delights on Devonshire Road and St Alban’s and across to the The Glen and the Downs.

Some gardeners made features of sculpture and artwork as well as cottage garden plants and ponds. A swathe of roses adorned one front garden, drawing you further in to admire the enclosed walled garden at the rear. There were mature plants, vegetable and herb plots to admire and a lovely community spirit to the day. 

More than £700 was raised through a combination of ticket sales, and afternoon tea and cake. The money will be donated to the Westbury Park Festival, Avon Riding Centre and the Teenage Cancer Trust.