What a fantastic day!
The weather was a little dubious this morning but it turned into an absolutely glorious day down in the garden for our first annual Spring Open Day. The place to be was in the tent with the devonshire tea, it was a buzz with activity and plenty of conversation and laughter. Everyone was well catered for with scones, jam and cream and an array of coffee and tea to choose from, it was the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
The plant sale was also a hive of activity. There were some amazing plants for sale and with prices ranging from $1 to $5 many people picked up some fantastic bargains. I love that we had our own Garden Gurus on hand to help people with their purchase and to share their knowledge on the care of the plants. They did an outstanding job, I only hope my plants survive!
There was face painting, sprout-head making and colouring in for the children and the children’s garden to explore, not to mention tadpole spotting in the frog bog.
The thing that I enjoyed the most (actually I have a few things) was being able to sit back and watch people wander around and interact with our garden. Many people took the opportunity to just sit and take it all in, relaxing on our new seats (which everyone loved and commented on – thank you Warren and your team). I also love that someone was so proud of the work they had done in the garden that they bought a family member down to show them their work. That’s what it’s all about, bringing people together, being part of a community and taking ownership of the space around you.
Thank you to each and every person who came and visited our little garden, we hope to see you again soon.