Heatons Open Gardens thank you event and photo gallery
Another fantastic open gardens event was held in May 2019 with over 20 gardens open to the public . We held a thank you event for the gardeners on 24th July. #PeopleOfActionthumbnail view
On 24th July Stockport Lamplighter hosted twenty guests who had opened their gardens for the annual Heatons’ Open Gardens day in May, organised by Carol Cross. They were treated to a regal buffet followed by a Powerpoint presentation of the gardens delivered with a great deal of humour and panache by Clyde Raine.
Towards the end of the evening two new members were inducted into the Club and cheques for a thousand pounds each presented to the Alex Hulme Foundation and Kidneys for Life from programme sales.
Lamplighter also received over £1,500 to be used for charities of their choice throughout the year. Over £4,000 was also raised for various charities by the individual gardens on the day. And what a wonderful day it was !
A huge thank you to all who supported us.
Report on the May Open Gardens event
The weather stayed kind and the event was very well supported. Visitors had many opportunties to purchase refreshments and other merchandise , all in aid of charity.It looked as if everyone in the Heatons was carrying a programme , map reading skills were very much in order !We were joined for the afternoon by our district Governor Tony Graves .
This was the seventh Open Gardens organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter and we thank you for your support. We started in 2012 with twelve private gardens and continued until 2017 when we decided the gardeners deserved to rest for a year.
The event was warmly welcomed back by the Heatons’ community in 2018 and grew into an even more community based event this year with the addition of two local clubs and a new wine bar.
We were delighted to welcome the Heatons’ W.I.who created a “Yarn Storming” event in Heaton Moor park.
West Heaton Tennis, Bowling and Squash Club joined us to showcase their “Kitchen Garden” project and to welcome us into their clubhouse.
The new Heatons wine bar, Cork of the North, created a courtyard garden at the back of their shop specially for the day and opened earlier than usual especially for us .
Sustainable Living in the Heatons(SLH) has worked with St Paul’s pre -school on a new raised bed outside St Paul’s Nursery behind St Paul’s Church.