The very British summer weather on the 17th of June did little to dampen the spirits of garden designer Jackie Michelmore, three generations of her familyand numerous local friends who soldiered on through torrential rain to open the garden at The Lookout for the National Garden Scheme again this year.

Thankfully visitors still came in their numbers from all corners of Devon, braving the elements to explore this two-acre, wild-life friendly, estuary-side garden created over nine years out of Lympstone’s former mussel purification station.

Scorching sunny weather for the Sunday event helped boost the final numbers to well over 550 during the 7 hours the garden was open. Over £3,000 was raised for national charities including Marie Curie, Macmillan Nurses and Help The Hospices and Jackie and Will were again pleased to be able to support the Lympstone Village Hall refurbishment project.

For those who missed the NGS events, the garden is open by appointment until the end of September. See Lookout Landscapes business directory entry on this website for full details or contact Jackie on 07866 580471.