Open garden event held for the Cheshire Home

A GARDEN that started off with a single tree in it has now blossomed into an impressive display of wildlife after 28 years of dedication.

The garden, which overlooks Le Gouffre, was opened up to the public on Sunday and saw 500 people come to tour the grounds. Proceeds were donated to the Guernsey Cheshire Home. Various activities were held throughout the day, including a raffle with a Catherine Best necklace as the top prize.

There was also an animal treasure hunt games for the children, along with croquet, football and petanque set up to play.

Householders Susie Farnon and her husband David have been working on the garden since moving into their home.

‘There was no garden when we arrived. Opening it up to the public gives people the opportunity to see the garden who might have gone past the gates and wonder what’s behind,’ said Mrs Farnon.

‘It’s also important to support the Cheshire Home as they get no funding from the States.’

Visitors were provided with a map to make their way around the expansive gardens.

‘It meant that everyone could find all the different sections.

‘It’s been a difficult year for gardening with the weather but we had positive feedback from those who came,’ said Mrs Farnon.

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