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Weʼre raising £2,000 to show appreciation for 'Virtual Datchworth Open Gardens' which supports All Saints Church, Datchworth School and the British Red Cross

Datchworth in Hertfordshire

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For the past 20 years, Datchworth village has had a very successful 'Open Gardens' event in late May, usually every other year. Between 10 and 15 Gardens are open around the village and visitors come from near and far. We arrange a bus service too help those less mobile to get from one end of the village to the other. There are a variety of entertainments at the church and of course plenty of refreshments! We usually raise between £5k and £10k for the village churc , All Saints and at least one other charity. This year that was to be the local Datchworth primary school in its 200 year celebration! A percentage also goes to The British Red Cross.

Sadly this years event has had to be cancelled as a result of the Covid outbreak, so instead we are having a 'Virtual Open Gardens'! Thank you for visiting the site and I hope that you feel you can donate to help support these worthy causes. If you have not yet seen them, the virtual gardens booklets are available for viewing on the datchworth.com website from today the 13th June!

Remember there are also 4 wonderful paintings by Celia Sanders, a talented painter and one of the our gardeners. They can be viewed on the same website and bids put in by email!

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  • Richard Dent11 days ago
    Richard Dent

    Richard Dent

    11 days ago

    Datchworth Virtual Gardens – a final push Friends! The second target has been reached and surpassed so our final push is towards £2,000 plus. A huge thank you to those who have been so generous and a reminder to anyone who has not yet viewed the 12 wonderful gardens to please do so and spread the word and link – www.datchworth.com - far and wide! Remember too that there are 4 stunning paintings by Celia Sanders that are for sale by auction: have a good look at them on the same website link Richard & Lynda Dent

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  • Richard Dent20 days ago
    Richard Dent

    Richard Dent

    20 days ago

    There has been a wonderful response to the launch of Datchworth virtual Open gardens with some truly uplifting comments and generous donations. There is still work to do in spreading the message about the datchworth.com website and encouragement to view and everyone who has seen the gardens has a role in helping with this! Thanks everyone, Richard & Lynda Dent

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  • Richard Dent1 month ago
    Richard Dent

    Richard Dent

    1 month ago

    Well- what generosity! We haven’t even launched the virtual garden contributions yet and we have reached our original target mainly on the basis of the popularity of the scarecrow competition and the awareness of the site as a result I will increase the target to £1,500 as it’s all for excellent causes and the gardeners are putting in a lot of work. The 12 booklets are all in advanced stages of development and some are finished! Please keep donating and spread the message about what we are doing far and wide!! Thank you Richard Dent

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Page last updated on: 7/10/2020 17.22

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61

  • The Saville's

    The Saville's

    Jul 10, 2020

    Great idea everyone - the brochure was beautiful. Very sad we couldn't see the gardens in person this year but we will be there next time

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 6, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 6, 2020

    Thank you Richard for an excellent way to replace (temporary hopefully) our Open Gardens.

    £50.00

  • Jenny

    Jenny

    Jul 3, 2020

    Thank you all for compiling this enjoyable virtual opening of your lovely gardens.

    £30.00

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Jul 2, 2020

    What a joy to sit and enjoy this vet well put together all these wonderful Gardens well done all

    £30.00

  • Ron & Sarah

    Ron & Sarah

    Jul 1, 2020

    Brilliant effort from all the gardeners. Nice to keep up such a great tradition for such good causes

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 30, 2020

    Wonderful! This is the next best thing to visiting your amazing gardens with the added advantage of revisiting as many times as I like.

Richard Dent

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Richard Dent

Richard Dent

Datchworth in Hertfordshire

Churchwarden, Gardener and member of Open Gardens Steering Committee

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