Letter from Jill Bourchier to the Monmouthshire Beacon after the event on 21 July 2019
I want to thank all friends and neighbours who helped organise such a successful NGS Open Garden afternoon at Birch Tree Well. A sumptuous tea was provided by Harriet Mulvaney raising £368 on behalf of Beat SCAD and with almost 150 visitors during the afternoon £590 was raised for the National Garden Scheme charities.
Tom Rigby and the Penallt Players provided renowned scenes from Shakespeare and Feliks Tabis and Katie lulled us all with cello and harp. Adam Burtt Jones’s field was invaluable as a car park with friends skilfully organising the car parking system. Friends also helped with moving chairs, putting up marquees, organising ticket sales and general dogsbody work.
My very grateful thanks also go to Derek Rigby for his invaluable assistance in the garden. Thank you all so very much - brilliant teamwork!
NGS Gardens at Birch Tree Well, Upper Ferry Road.
Jill Bourchier will again be opening her garden this year as part of the NGS scheme, on Sunday July 21st. As well as the gardens to look around, a sumptuous tea will be served whilst Feliks and Katie add further atmosphere with violin and harp.
In addition, members of the Penallt Players will be giving "informal Shakespeare experiences" in the gardens!
There'll be plenty of activities for the children too, so do come along. Children are free but garden entry will be £4 in aid of the NGS charities of the year.
Entrance is from 2.00 pm until 5.30 pm.