On Saturday the 15th of October a wonderful group of Healesville garden loving ladies, headed by Margaret A, held an Open Garden at Graceburn Gardens. And what a day it was.
Big strong wrought iron gates were opened inviting people into this mysterious garden. Locals flooded the entrance as they had been waiting a long time to see what was behind the Victorian hedge. Now their dreams were fulfilled.
(A welcome visitor enjoying the surroundings)
The sun shone brightly bringing a replica watches glow of happiness to all who visited. Homemade delights accompanied by a never ending hot cup of tea were on offer and the plant sale kept the garden enthusiasts busy choosing which plants to take home.
Dear Betty, a long time supporter, and her friend Judy took part in all aspects of the day while Marlene and Val sat back enjoying the sunshine and Grace and her walking friends strolled through the garden taking their time to look at all the that this arts and craft garden had to offer. At one time, young Abigail ran back to Jocelyn and me telling us of a door nearly hidden in the secret garden. What joy! She also kept us supplied in scrumptious afternoon teas. Very important!
(Graceburn Gardens - Healesville)
Christine and Keith, owners of Graceburn Gardens, were flooded with questions about the property. Visitors were keen to know the history and progress of both the garden and this gracious heritage home. A beautiful book filled with photos was there for all to view.
Exhausted workers were thrilled with the day’s achievement and all entry fees were donated to Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge.
The committee are thrilled to thank all the ladies for their hard work and for thinking of Gill and her program. We are sure the children and animals will be thankful too.
The lovely ladies raised $1,250.00 for Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge, which was a fantastic effort and for which we are most grateful.