Village in bloom at open garden event

sp90214 Stanton in the Peak Open Gardens Day. Visitor Chris Hall photographing the gardens.
sp90214 Stanton in the Peak Open Gardens Day. Visitor Chris Hall photographing the gardens.

FROM leafy retreats to sculptured shrubs and water features, Stanton in Peak open garden event had something for every gardener.

The village’s annual celebration saw 30 gardens full of spring flowers open to the public.

sp90213 Stanton in the Peak Open Gardens Day. Visitors inspect the gardens.

sp90213 Stanton in the Peak Open Gardens Day. Visitors inspect the gardens.

Even the least green-fingered of visitors found something to amuse themselves, as the event also included a range of stalls and entertainment.

Free community transport toured the village on Saturday and Sunday with people hopping on and off at the various stops.

A book sale was available and several houses sold home-made produce.

Cream teas were served in the village hall, where there was also a photographic exhibition, Stanton in Peak School ran a plant stall on the village green while Darley Dale Brass Band performed on Sunday afternoon.

Organiser Sue Hobson said: “One man visiting the open gardens said to me: “Why go to Chelsea when we have gardens like this at home.”

“The whole village has worked so hard on this event and it was so good to hear such positive views from all our visitors.”

The event raised £3,211 for charity.