The crowds flock to Caistor event

Gwen Thompson in her beautiful garden.  (Lin)
Gwen Thompson in her beautiful garden. (Lin)

A bumper crowd flocked to Caistor for the annual open gardens and scarecrow trail in Caistor.

And this year there was a record attendance all helping to raise almost £600 for the British Red Cross.

Muriel Clarke (left) and Lynda McMahon with 'Fagin' the scarecrow.  (Lin)

Muriel Clarke (left) and Lynda McMahon with 'Fagin' the scarecrow. (Lin)

Sixteen varied gardens were open to the public - two of which have been accredited in the NGS scheme - and the added attraction of scarecrows, with the theme of movies and cartoon characters, encouraged families to attend.

A Flying Batman 
that squirted water at 
passers by was voted the winner, entitling Paul and Christa Haslip to a £50 first prize.

Second place was awarded to Darth Vader from Harry and Jack Plume, third to ET – Terry McKitton and fourth place to David, Clare and Alicia Palmer for their interpretation of Fagin.

Prize money was sponsored by Charlie Salmon at CLS Demolition & Civil Engineering and CIB patrons Lord and Lady Yarborough provided a hamper for the correct winning vote pulled out of a hat, which went to Jessica Wall.

West Lindsey Chairman Irmgard Parrott with Len Parrott, Deborah barker and Michael Galligan at the opening of the Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail.  (Lin)

West Lindsey Chairman Irmgard Parrott with Len Parrott, Deborah barker and Michael Galligan at the opening of the Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail. (Lin)

Winner of the garden quiz was Mrs Clarke from Digby, who received a Gardeners Goodies collection.

West Lindsey District Council Chairman Irmgard Parrott officially opened the event and lunched 
at the parish church, 
which this year launched their Gods’ Acre 
project in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.