Open Garden - 6 Sept 2015

Post date: Aug 11, 2015 10:14:12 AM

Open Garden Event is on Sunday 6 September at Highfield House, home of Mr and Mrs Michael Carr - they have lived in the village for around 45 years or more. (Highfield House is the large house on the corner of Goose Lane opposite the footpath that runs up to Ed Vince's barn, it has two gate entrances - one actually on the corner the other one about 100 yards up Goose Lane which is the entrance we will be using on 6 September.

The Event has three or four elements:

Family Discovery Trail which starts at 1.30 pm at Highfield House - dogs welcome, £3 each or £10 per family. This involves receiving an itinerary for your £3 and walking around this route finding things that are specified. This takes place around the village.

From 2.30 pm teas will be available at Highfield House until 5 pm (so if you are not a walker you can come and enjoy the tea and the gardens)

Drawing of the Grand Raffle at 4.30 pm. Tickets for this are on sale now and there are a great number of very good prizes (£5 per book). Star prize is a helicopter flight for two around Portsmouth harbour seeing the Spinnaker and HMS Victory etc, then we have a day for two at Windsor Races with a behind the scenes tour, next are a tour of Oxfordshire Winery, a portrait of you or your pet, a portrait of your pet mounted and framed, a frame for your own picture approx. 19 x 21, Norton AV software, case of 6 wines, champagne, whisky, hair cut and blow dry, an hour's sailing tuition, plus other great prizes.

Lastly, so that the children who have been on the walk (or not!) do not get bored while parents have tea there will be things for them to do in the large part of the Carr's garden such as goalposts with softish football, large tunnel type bouncy castle and so on. It will be a great day out for the family and for everyone in the village and we are hoping to make a lot of money to help us towards repairing the church roof, re-wiring, etc. If you go into the church and stand just the altar side of the chancel rails you can see daylight through the roof!

The event is being run by The Friends of St James (our church) and Leckhampstead Parochial Church Council. If you would like to join The Friends of St James just let me know!