Westbourne Open Gardens event in June was a Resounding Success and a true team effort!
Anyone trying to navigate their way round the village of Westbourne on Sunday 14th June would have had difficulty contending with the vast number of enthusiastic garden viewers. WI â€˜Vintage Teasâ€™ were appreciated all day and served with style and care in the Scout marquee erected on the Rectory lawn.
The final sum raised will be in excess of Â£11,000 (Â£4,500 more than achieved in 2012). Westbourne Scouts; Westbourne WI; The Restoration of the Westbourne War Memorial Fund; Westbourne Allotments Association; Westbourne Primary School and the Linda Newell Memorial Fund in Emsworth.
As a committee we agreed that the event showed Westbourne Village as a fine community. The sun shone, garden owners had preened their gardens to perfection and too many people and organisations to be named here had generously sponsored or donated services or raffle prizes.
Big thank you go to all the garden owners, businesses that donated raffle prizes, volunteers, our sponsors, advertisers and of course all our visitors.
Westbourne Open gardens is a 3 yearly event â€“ next event is June 2018 www.westbourneopengardens.co.uk