Will and Jackie Michelmore would like to thank everyone from the village who supported their Open Garden at The Lookout in June

The sun shone for both of the open afternoons, helping to create perfect viewing conditions for the 2 acre coastal garden & a lovely relaxed ambiance for those having refreshments afterwards.

With over 660 visitors in the 7 hours the garden was open the team of tea ladies were flat out with cream tea production & Tom couldn’t make his fresh fruit milk shakes fast enough! The selection of home made cakes, including Ellie Wilson’s beautiful cupcake creations were a sell-out.
The large array of home grown coastal plants on the plant stall were quickly snapped up and there were lots of sales at Love Local’s craft tent which was new this year. Children made the most of East Devon’s largest sandpit and adults enjoyed the photographic display of how the site has evolved since the 1920s.

The raffle, with gardening gifts donated by local businesses including Kings, Greenfingers & St Bridgets was drawn by Olympian event rider Mary King, who took time out from from her busy schedule to help on the Sunday.

In total the event raised nearly £4000, the majority of which goes to The National Gardens Scheme’s charities with the remainder being split between the Lympstone Village Hall refurbishment & the Church Bells Fund.