Hidden gardens revealed to raise thousands for charity

Gardens said to rival Chelsea were opened for public viewing for one day only on Sunday.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 10:13 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:26 pm
Visitors explore Ambrose Place back gardens. Pictures: Kevin Shaw KS0002C

The annual charity event saw 913 visitors tour 12 hidden back gardens in Ambrose Place, Worthing.

The road is unusual, as the front gardens are across the road from the properties and the back gardens are accessed via Richmond Road.

These rear hidden delights, described as ‘a horticultural phenomenon’ in the national press, have been opened to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme each summer since 1984.

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Christine Potter, one of the organisers, said: “They all genuinely seemed to enjoy their visit and were very taken by the diversity of the gardens.

“Some gardens offered plants for sale and homemade refreshments, which proved very popular.”

A total of £6,995 was raised for the National Gardens Scheme, whose main beneficiaries are Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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