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£15,000 was raised for Action Medical Research.  “This is the most amazing amount and far exceeds that of previous years".
The day was perfect - sunny, but not too hot. Well before the official opening time of 12 noon on Sunday, 10th June, visitors began to arrive in Amberley, eager to begin their tour of 19 village gardens , whose owners had worked their socks off trimming, weeding and mowing to present their gardens to perfection.

The first car park was full by 12.30, as some 500 cars piled into the village. Fortunately, a second field was available to accommodate the flood of visiting vehicles. Some 1,500 people paid their £6 for entry into the gardens – an absolute bargain for an afternoon of total horticultural delight.

Both the Parish Hall and Amberley School hall were open, serving tasty lunches and delicious teas and cake to sustain the crowd engaged in the thirsty business of pursuing the garden trail, and the plant stall did a roaring trade. The tombola added extra in…

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Amberley Gardens Open - 10th June 2018