The popular event normally takes place over the end of May bank holiday, but due to the pandemic it had to be put on hold for a few months. Nonetheless, there will still be a whiff of Chelsea in the air as you wander round and, yes, there will be tea and cake at the Village Centre!
Tickets cost £5 on the day from the Village Centre, note that there are no advance tickets this year. Children under 16 free but must be accompanied by an adult. On buying your ticket you will be given a guide to the gardens. All profits will be shared between the two charities of St Nicholas Church and the Village Centre.
There are two extra events. Firstly, there will be numerous (50 at the latest count) yard sales going on around the village, where there are sure to be some bargains. The yards are also raising money for the church and the Centre and there will be a guide to the yards available at the Village Centre, or at 19 Holyrood Drive. It costs £1 and all proceeds go to the charities.
Secondly, in the evening there will be a special screening at the Village Cinema, in the main hall of the Centre. The film is Doolittle, the most recent remake of the Doctor Doolittle story about a doctor who really can talk to animals. There are full details on the poster and in last week’s blog post.
Let’s all hope for good weather. Stay safe, remember to socially distance in the gardens and it will be a great event!