Communities unite for open gardens event

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It was sunshine all the way for the inaugural open 
gardens afternoon in 
Howsham and Cadney.

Ten gardens were open to view, with one offering a demonstration on bee keeping.

Cadney Church was also open to visitors as part of the event and was one of several locations serving some welcome refreshments.

And there was a fun treasure trail with clues across the gardens, too.

Proceeds from the event were shared between the village hall, Cadney Church, Howsham Park and the local LIVES Group.

Howsham was winner of the North Lincolnshire Best Kept Small Village in 2014 with its community spirit in particular praised by judges in their report.

And this spirit of everyone working together was again evident on open gardens day this year.

“We have had lots of visitors, as shown by the fact that the hall car park was full for much of the afternoon,” said Debbie Clark of the 
village hall Committee.

“We particularly thank all those who publicised the event, including LIVES and our MP Nic Dakin on their websites.

“We also thank all those who opened their gardens and donated raffle prizes.

“People came from as far afield as Scunthorpe,Lincoln and York, so it was really pleasing.”

Pictured are some of the volunteers at the event with some of the flower displays – from left,Debbie Clark,Deb Hall,Julie Burbidge,Janet Allen, John Clark and Stephen Clark.