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Seaton hosts open garden event in aid of church and village hall

A dozen gardens and the allotments were opened in Seaton over the weekend, raising more than £3,000 for the village’s church and hall.

It was the first time in five years the village had hosted an open garden event with the main aim to raise much-needed funds. Thankfully, the grey skies didn’t put visitors off - although it took a huge effort from villagers to prepare after last week’s bad weather.

As well as the beautiful gardens and allotments to look around, there was also ploughman’s lunches and cakes to enjoy in the village hall and a range of stalls. Local children also sold homemade lemonade and ice cream.

Philippa Hopcroft, one of the organisers of the event, said it went very well.

“Gardeners are quite a sturdy lot and they came armed with their umbrellas and managed to dodge the rain showers. We had a good weekend.”

The event, which was sponsored by the George and Dragon pub, is expected to return in a few years.

Pictures from the event are available to view and buy at www.photos.iliffemedia.co.uk

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