On Sunday 2nd June Bretforton Garden Club are holding their annual Open Gardens event in the historic village between 11am – 5pm.
A wide range of village gardens will be opening from mature cottage gardens to contemporary ones in the process of development with stunning planting schemes, wild life ponds, raised vegetable beds and painted arbours being among their many features. Bretforton Village School will also be opening their gardens and visitors will be able to visit the recently created village allotments as well as the stunning 5acre garden at Bretforton Manor. The Manor dates back to 1605 and has formal and informal areas with all year-round interest and colour. Within the grounds are also listed buildings and structures including a dovecote, a cider press barn and a traditional walled garden.
Visitors can take part in a quiz as they wander around the village and view the scarecrows in the village competition – this year’s theme is “Scarecrows at Work”.
Refreshments – sandwiches, delicious homemade cakes and other refreshments will be on sale in the grounds of Bretforton Manor along with a plant stall and a Tombola. Sit down and enjoy your refreshments as you are entertained by the Bretforton Choir.
A share of the proceeds from this event will go to the two charities nominated by the club members for 2019 – Evesham & District Mental Health Support Services and St Richard’s Hospice.
In the evening take part in the St Leonards Church Asparagus Auction held in the grounds of the 15th century Fleece Inn.