This summer’s sweltering temperatures have been tremendous for sun-worshippers, but not so for gardeners. Growing conditions have been difficult, so this year the residents opening their gardens for Packington Open Gardens on August Bank Holiday Monday had their work cut out.

David Granger Architectural Design Ltd, based in the village, has been a proud sponsor of the event throughout almost 30 years, and this year was no exception.

To the relief of the gardeners (and the plants), there was heavy rain on the day before the event, and the weather on the day itself was reasonable.

Over 400 people visited the village and, as well as appreciating the open gardens, welcomed the chance to purchase refreshments, cake and cream teas that were available at different locations on the route. In one of the gardens, The Goldfish Quartet performed a live folk music session during the afternoon. The Memorial Hall was also open and, as well as tasty treats, there were stalls selling second-hand books, local produce and gardening items. All in all something for everyone!

This year’s total raised was £2,862, which was gratefully received on behalf of the Holy Rood Church, Packington, for their Fabric Fund.

Thanks go to event organiser Geoff Gasson and all who volunteered to help on the day.

We now look forward to doing it all again next year.

Packington Open Gardens 2018