Open Gardens Day

The Open Gardens Group would like to thank all the website followers who helped in so many ways to make last Sunday’s event such a big success. As we had a record crowd the response to the appeal for home baking was magnificent, still allowing us to sell a surplus for our chosen charities and also give some away to deserving causes. It was delightful to meet some people who did not know Inveresk existed and who were most impressed by the warm welcome we provided. At present we appear to have made over £5,000 but there are a few more costs and donations to be accounted for.

All the visitors from outside the village who wished to buy a calendar were able to take one away, and those who have ordered a calendar will get a delivery from the first batch in the next few days. There will still be some in the first batch available for immediate delivery, after this they can be ordered from me for £8 at or 07738397566. I will keep on reordering as required until November. The calendar comes in a firm envelope and can be posted with the following rates ( I will hand deliver locally and cycle deliver within a range of 15 miles – or more if it’s a sunny day)

weight 256g

UK 1st class: £1.71
UK 2nd class: £1.54

Europe (EU): £5.15
USA/Canada: £ 7.45
Australia/NZ : £7.90

If you are outside the village and want me to post to a friend or relative’s address I will happily do this and include an email message from you.
When the first batch of calendars are all sold the proceeds will be given to Horatio’s Garden (one third) and Inveresk Lodge Gardens New Plants Fund -National Trust( two thirds)

Once again many thanks to everyone who helped on Sunday.

Ian Orr


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