Coronavirus: Sussex garden trail organisers take difficult decision to cancel event

This year’s Fletching Garden Trail has been cancelled by organisers due to the coronavirus.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 2:34 pm
Fletching Garden Trail 2019

The annual event sees more than 20 Fletching residents open their gardens to the public.

Organisers had hoped to continue with the event, which was set to take place on Sunday, June 14, but have since had to cancel.

“We were very much hoping that this fantastic outdoor event would go ahead despite the Coronavirus,” an organiser said.

A Fletching garden during the 2019 garden trail

“Sadly the garden trail has been cancelled as many of the garden owners will still be self-isolating on the day it is due to take place.”

Proceeds from the garden trail are donated to Fletching Church of England Primary School and the trail is one of the school’s main fundraising events.

The school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) were set to decide whether or not to go ahead with the event in May but decided to cancel early in light of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

This would have been the event’s 27th year.

Fletching Garden Trail 2019

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