Secret Gardens of Oxton, May12, 2019 – a bumper year
About the Event
The delightful Wirral conservation village of Oxton hosted Secret Gardens of Oxton on Sunday 12 May, 2019. This award-winning event showcases about 20 private gardens not normally open to the public and all within walking distance of each other.
Secret Gardens 2019
This year’s Secret gardens was a major success, helped by a beautiful day of sunshine which brought out the crowds in their thousands. Ticket sales were up by 10% on last year and over 3,000 visitors saw about 20 gardens. Our refreshments, Raffle and Plant Stall (Friends of the Arno) also made record returns, along with the children’s entertainments run by the Woodcraft Folk. A major departure was the Makers’ Market in the village centre, organised by Kate of Green’s with about 18 street food stalls and craft offerings – which proved to be very popular. The accounts are still being added up but all the indications are for very a healthy profit-share for the Society and our partner charities. More details to follow.
And click here for James O’Hanlon’s lovely photos.
Since 2001, supported by over 400 volunteers, the event has raised over £320,000 for local charities. Last year’s charities,the Birkenhead Woodcraft Folk, Sundown’s, The Vikes Youth Club and The Oxton Society, shared over £20,000 proceeds.
Secret Gardens won a Britain in Bloom (RHS) Award 2017.
Thanks to our supporters
Many thanks to Bogans Carpet and Flooring Superstores (an Oxton family owned company), proud sponsors of Secret Gardens of Oxton and also for their major raffle prize of a £300 voucher for carpets and flooring.
Thanks also to our other main sponsors, Brennan Ayre O’Neill, the independent local estate agency, The Courtyard Bar and Restaurant, The Shrewsbury Arms local pub and Jack and Jill Day Nursery & Pre-School, Edwards News and all the other local businesses and individuals who make cash and prize donations.
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