Open Gardens 2013

the old vicarage gardenWeare Open Gardens and Flower Festival (pictures below) took place on 29th and 30th June and was a huge success, raising over £2,500 for the Friends of St Gregory's Church. Eight gardens were open on each of the two days, all situated close to the village church. 

Weare School also opened their garden and grounds on the Saturday and the children displayed their creative work, on our flower theme, in the church where there was also a stunning display of flowers.

There were refreshments in the Church Room, next to the church, and stalls with homemade cakes, plants, gardening books, etc.

More details about the weekend are in chair Lynne Taylor's letter of thanks.


West Country Crimestoppers had a stand, manned by volunteer helpers over the two day Festival, which featured their 25th anniversary car. Pictured (left) are Wells MP Tessa Munt and Crimestoppers committee member David Duckworth with volunteers Eileen Visser and Helen Duckworth.

David said, 'Tessa is very supportive of the event and of Crimestoppers and was happy to don one of their polo shirts and even directed the photography! It was a great event which brought the Crimestoppers charity to the attention of many more people in a relaxed way.'


More funds were raised for the church by over
40 entries in the Scarecrow Competition. The range of entries was wide and the quality high, from a very laid back ‘Vicar’, a ‘scare-car’ policeman complete with speed gun, to a slightly cider-impacted Barack Obama.

Tessa Munt judged the scarecrow competition and declared Emily Fox from Sparrow Hill Way the winner. 



Flower Festival

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