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Palgrave Open Gardens event pulls in visitors from far and wide





This year’s Palgrave Open Gardens has been hailed a great success by its organisers.

The three-day event, which took place over the bank holiday weekend, saw 20 of the village’s gardens revealed to the public and a wildflower meadow for visitors to enjoy.

Sian Bunbury, secretary for the Palgrave and District Community Centre, which organised the event, said so many people enjoyed what they had done.

Kathryn and Heribert Westerveld. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Kathryn and Heribert Westerveld. Pictures: Gary Donnison
St Peters Church in Palgrave had its own scarecrow for the trail. Pictures: Gary Donnison
St Peters Church in Palgrave had its own scarecrow for the trail. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Phil and Dee Dyer. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Phil and Dee Dyer. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The scarecrow at Palgrave Primary School. Pictures: Gary Donnison
The scarecrow at Palgrave Primary School. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Hugh and Sian Bunbury. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Hugh and Sian Bunbury. Pictures: Gary Donnison

“People came from all parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, but we also had visitors from Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire and Essex,” she said.

“Even with the weather, we had a steady flow of visitors throughout the weekend, which was great.”

As well as the gardens, the village’s church showcased floral displays, Mere Quacks artist Mike Webb had an art exhibition and there were scarecrows dotted around the village, including at the village school and bus shelter.

Liz Cater with one of the Palgrave Open Garden scarecrows. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Liz Cater with one of the Palgrave Open Garden scarecrows. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Jan Thorne. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Jan Thorne. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Fran Turner. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Fran Turner. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Vallerie Firth. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Vallerie Firth. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Micheal Locket. Pictures: Gary Donnison
Micheal Locket. Pictures: Gary Donnison

Though the total raised for the community centre is not yet known, Mrs Bunbury said she was sure that the organisers would be very pleased with the final total.

“I would just like to say a big thank you to all the trustees of the community centre, the very many volunteers that helped, all those that opened their gardens and, of course, the visitors,” she said.

The centre’s next fundraising event will be a music festival on June 22.



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