Although Shere Open Gardens did not take place on the last Sunday of June this year due to the pandemic, the committee is delighted to be able to offer would-be visitors a series of photos of a wide a selection of our village gardens that would have opened.
In a normal year we would have donated in excess of £10,000 to about 15 important village causes including the Infant School, Toddlers Group, Scouts and Guides, local sports clubs, local health initiatives, Shere Museum, Veterans and the all-important Over 65s Christmas Party. Many of these causes rely heavily on the funds raised by Shere Open Gardens and so we are offering those who visit Virtual Shere Open Gardens a chance to help by donating via our JustGiving page.
Shere Open Gardens committee has kept a limited amount of money aside each year as a ‘rainy day’ fund. Although it was not the weather that ruined the event this year, we will be looking carefully at this pool of money, together with funds raised via JustGiving and will be in touch with the beneficiary causes later in the summer to discuss the donations that can be made.