Seaford open gardens set to be blooming lovely

Cream teas will be available at 50 Beacon Drive in Seaford during Seaford Open Gardens Day 2013.
Cream teas will be available at 50 Beacon Drive in Seaford during Seaford Open Gardens Day 2013.
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An annual open gardens event which raises more than £2,000 towards floral displays in Seaford will be held on Sunday July 14.

The Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day will include entry to eight gardens in the town for just £5.

It will also give visitors the chance to see the variety of plants which can thrive in the windy seaside location.

Seaford in Bloom spokesperson Jim Murray said: “Although there are several other open garden events taking place in and around Seaford during 2013, we hope that our event will once again be well supported, as it has been for the last 16 years.

“All the money raised from this event goes towards funding the floral displays in Seaford town.

“This is our main fundraising event of the year and we rely on a good turnout to help fund the displays for the following year.”

The Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day 2013 - sponsored by Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents - will begin at 1pm and finish at 6pm.

This is the sixth year running that Rowland Gorringe, based in Seaford, has sponsored the event.

Jim explained the gardens participating were very different in their size, style and content.

Throughout the afternoon, cream teas will be available at Old Tiles, Cuckmere Road and 1 Barn House, in Firle Road.

And gardening expert Ashley Stephenson will be on hand at Old Tiles Cuckmere Road, from 1pm to 2pm and High Trees, Firle Road,from 3pm to 4pm to offer his advice.

Other gardens open this year are: Oak House, Cuckmere Road; Burford, Cuckmere Road; 4 Sunningdale Close; 3 Sandore Close and The Barn House, Firle Road.

Gardens at Sunningdale Close, Sandore Close, the Barn House and High Trees in Firle Road, as well as Beacon Drive are not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets will be available on the day at any one of the gardens.

Details of the gardens to visit are also posted around the town.

Information leaflets (including a map) are now available at Fotobox in Broad Street, The Tourist Information Centre in Church Street and at Rowland Gorringe in Station Approach.

More information can be found on Seaford in Bloom’s website www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sib