On Saturday 22nd July, 9 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 9 gardens by purchasing an official programme.
This years’ event raised an impressive £1052 for Castle Point Transport Museum from the sale of programmes and through the sale of refreshments, plants, and jams, which were available at the majority of the 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 a valuable local asset and organisation. Councillor Elaine Harvey, Town Mayor of Canvey Island Town Council said “It was incredible to see so many lovely gardens take part in this year’s event. Obviously, an amazing amount of time and effort had been invested into the gardens and the hard work and dedication has clearly paid off with visitors who, despite the rain this year, turned out in their dozens. I would also like to thank everyone involved in making the event a success.”
Thank you to all of the local businesses and organisations, who sold programmes prior to the event, as well as residents involved in the Garden Trail, the Town Council is grateful for your continued support.
If you would be interested in opening your garden for the 2024 Canvey Island Charity Garden Trail, please contact Community and Events Officer on 01268 683971.