Over £1450 Raised for KHH at the Open Garden Day!

The following is a message from Anne Owen, who was the instigator and organiser of a very successful Open Garden Event in aid of Katherine House Hospice on 30th June.

(Below that is a certificate and letter from KHH).

HORLEY OPEN GARDENS – SUNDAY,30 JUNE 2019
Dear All,

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the owners who responded to my call to open their gardens to raise money for Katharine House Hospice – Glenys & David, Brian & Sue, Jane & Jonathan, Charles & Kate, David & Di and Christiane. I know at times the task of getting the gardens ready seemed insurmountable but all of you did such a fantastic job that “The 1st Horley Open Gardens Event” raised an amazing £1458.36p. Due to your generosity of time, spirit and hard work in your gardens this event was the success it was.

The success of the day was possible, due not only the commitment of the gardeners but also to those who volunteered to make a huge variety of cakes for the event – Edna, Rita, Sue A, Sue P, Sue R, Sandra, Jane, Di, Jenny, so an enormous THANK YOU to you all. Another big THANK YOU goes to those who helped out at the gardens on the day showing people around, discussing the plants, selling plants and making & serving teas, Sue R, Sue H and Alison. The manning of the plant stall at The School House by Nick and Wendy Crosse (from Katharine House Hospice) was also greatly appreciated as was the generous amount of plants provided for sale, so a big THANK YOU to Caroline.

I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as those who visited the gardens did and would like to do this again, maybe in 2021?

Anne Owen

Hornton Open Gardens this Sunday

More garden visiting opportunities this weekend in Hornton!

As part of the Katharine House Hospice Festival of Open Gardens 10 gardens will be open in Hornton on Sunday 7 July from 1pm to 6pm.  They vary from tiny to large with interesting planting, views and water features.  The village allotments will also be open to visitors and there is a tea garden, a plant stall and, in the Hornton tradition, a raffle.

Entry is £5, children free – with free access to the tea garden where there will be a range of home made cakes.

Proceeds will go to KHH and village causes – a sound system in the parish church and a new stage for the village hall.

Hornton Open Gardens 2019 Sunday July 7th

For all you garden enthusiasts there is an abundance of garden visiting to be had over the next 2 weekends! Horley’s open gardens day is this Sunday (June 30th from 2 – 6pm) with 7 different gardens to visit then the following Sunday (July 7th from 1 – 6pm) there will be 12 more gardens to visit in Hornton. Entry fee is £5 to both.  All we need now is some nice sunny weather!

See below for map and more information.

Another Sucessful Progressive Dinner…

The annual Progressive Dinner (or Social Event of the Summer’!) took place last Saturday evening and was as ever an enjoyable and successful event. This year 62 villagers took part with 8 excellent hosts.

Many thanks to the organisers and everyone involved for making it such a fantastic evening.

Over £1000 was raised for St Etheldreda’s church.

Horley Open Gardens Day Next Sunday

It’s Festival of Open Gardens in Horley on Sunday 30th June between 2 – 6 pm.

Visit 7 different gardens, enjoy a cup of tea and piece of cake on the way. Pick up a plant in the plant sale and enjoy seeing the fruits of hard labour by some of Horley’s keen gardeners. Maybe you can pick up an idea or two for your own plot!

Entry is £5.00 (under 16s go free). All money raised will be donated to the Katharine House Hospice. (Sorry no dogs).

See below for map and information or contact Anne Owen at anneowen123@btinternet.com.