On Saturday 23rd July, 12 Canvey Island residents, opened their gardens for the Canvey Island Charity Garden Trail. Most gardens were open from 10am – 6pm, with members of the public able to visit all 10 gardens by purchasing an official programme. The annual event raises funds for local charities through the sales of programmes, which allow entry into gardens taking part in the event. Money is also raised through the sale of refreshments, plants and jams, which were available at the majority of gardens taking part.
Thanks must be given to all of the gardeners that have been generous enough to open up their gardens to the public, and raising funds for an invaluable local charity. Councillor Doreen Anderson, Town Mayor of Canvey Island Town Council said “It was a pleasure to see so many lovely gardens take part in this year’s event. All of the gardeners had obviously worked very hard to get them up to the high standard on display and a special thank you to all the visitors who despite the rain this year turned out in their dozens. The event this year raised £1141.78 for a very worthwhile charity, CISCA House, and I would like to thank all those involved in making the event a success.”
Thank you to all of the local businesses and organisations, as well as residents involved in the Garden Trail, who sold programmes prior to the event, the Town Council is grateful for your continued support.
If you would be interested in opening your garden for the 2023 Canvey Island Charity Garden Trail, please contact Community and Events Officer on 01268 683971.