Open garden raises £200 for Bexhill in Bloom

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The Bexhill in Bloom Open Garden raised more than £200 for this year’s campaign at an open garden event.

After an early heavy downpour 60 visitors enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon and scrumptious cream teas in a wild woodland garden. Ian Jenkins, chairman of Rother District Council came at early and gave the opening speech to welcome the morning visitors, and local businessman Brett McLean came later and welcomed everyone who came for the afternoon. Entertainment included poetry by Claire, who writes great poems about Bexhill, and Neil singing banana songs to promote Fairtrade. Paul Lendon gave a closing speech, thanking everyone for coming including furry friends and Kim Richards from Sussex Wildlife Trust, and Tesco for a contribution. A total of £204 was raised.