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Wichenford to open garden gates for charity fund-raiser

Craig Gibbons 16th May, 2017

RESIDENTS of Wichenford are set to open their garden gates for visitors to the village next month for charity.

Thousands of visitors will flock to the area on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 for the biennial event which has donated more than £100,000 to charities in Worcestershire over the last 20 years.

This year’s event will raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice, Marie Curie and other organisations.

From 11am to 6pm on both days, visitors can wonder around 20 gardens in Wichenford of all sizes and styles, many with picturesque views of the Malvern Hills, the Cotswolds, Witley Court, Abberley Clock Tower and beyond.

Several of the gardens are prize winning and have featured in national and international magazines.

One is expected to appear on Channel 4 in the near future.

Coffee, lunch, a licensed bar and afternoon tea will be available as well as market stalls, vintage furniture and local artwork.

Alice Brunt, fund-raiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “The Wichenford Open Gardens weekend event offers visitors a real treat.

“Gardening fans and those who enjoy trips to beautiful English villages will certainly not be disappointed.

“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the organisers who continue with their generosity to help fund our hospice care.”

Admission is £5 which covers both days.

For more details visit http://wichenfordopengardens.webplus.net or call 01886 888 295.

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