Rye Garden Safari did very well again this year thank you to Sandra Pawsey’s time and effort to put it on and to the five folks who kindly opened their gardens for the many visitors to view. Apart from a short downpour of rain the weather stayed mostly dry with even some sunny periods making the event more enjoyable as did the refreshments which were served at Brian and Jill Elliott’s Windmill Guest House. Brian also transported visitors to the various locations of the gardens in Udimore Road. There were five gardens to view. They were at 7 Ashenden Avenue, 25a, 51, and 86 Udimore Road and The Windmill Guest House. Visitors commented on the variety and creativity of the garden settings from Rita Thomson’s English Cottage Garden, Chris Asbee’s terraced garden, and the Mock Cottage Garden of Sandra Pawsey which has given a picturesque look to the side of her garage. The event brought in over £1100 for St. Michael’s Hospice.
The 'Mock Cottage' created by Sandra Pawsey. Picture by Jo' Vincent
From Rye’s Own August 2004
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