Hit for tourists and locals alike

A busload of visitors from Rutherglen, Victoria, made their way to the Open Gardens & Visitors at the Narrandera Public School’s Veggie Patch.

Narrandera gardens were ‘stars’ again on Sunday for the annual Town and Country Open Garden Charity Day, attracting large numbers of local and regional garden enthusiasts.

Over 35 years the annual Town and Country Open Garden Day has become a significant event for Narrandera, on attracting many visitors from around the region and further afield and raising considerable dollars for charity.

Leading into the Open Garden Day, passionate, resourceful and generous spirited gardeners willingly committed to sharing their gardens and putting in time, thought and expense in a somewhat difficult season, to bring them into ‘show’ mode.

The gardens of varying size and style, ranging from riverside and farm gardens to native, cottage, succulents and a student vegie patch certainly delivered a ‘great day out in the garden’ for locals and visitors.

Narrandera appears to be gaining a focus as a ‘garden destination’ with two large coach groups, one from near Tamworth and the other from Rutherglen in Victoria, visiting on Sunday for the Open Garden Day.

In the week before, two garden club coach groups from Molong and Orange were hosted by the Narrandera District Garden Club in local gardens and monies raised passed to Can Assist.

The success of the day, both social and financial, is down to a joint effort of members of the Narrandera District Garden Club, Can Assist, Soroptimists and Inner Wheel, plus generous sponsors, service clubs and many individuals in our caring community.

All of this wonderful input covers the expense of advertising, printing and other incidentals making it possible for the gross amount of money raised by the annual Open Garden Day to go to help local cancer sufferers and their families.


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