The first ever Long Branch garden tour has come and gone. I hope all the people who came out had a great time checking out some of the gardens in our community. The weather cooperated – it was a beautiful day!
I didn’t get a chance to tour the gardens myself. I was greeting visitors in our back yard, chatting with people, answering questions, and playing a little banjo along the way. There were people taking photos of all the gardens so I’ll have to catch up with a photo-tour after the fact. I think our garden – front and back – offered up a few surprises with the “imagination stations”, all the mosaics, the forest walk and unusual details like “camo-netting” which you don’t see in gardens every day.
I don’t know how many people visited the gardens today, except to say it was a steady stream of folks all day and there were times when there were several people coming through at once. We don’t have a final tally yet on how much money was raised for LAMP Community Health Centre. That will come in a couple days after the various local businesses who sold tickets have been visited. It was great to see so many local businesses on board to help out.
If there are any readers of this blog who took the garden tour today, your feedback is much appreciated. What did you like or not like? How can future garden tours in our community be improved.