Clare gardens opened as part of £45 million scheme

Open Gardens in Clare. Vistors to the garden of Catherine Horwood Barwise ANL-150106-003756009
Open Gardens in Clare. Vistors to the garden of Catherine Horwood Barwise ANL-150106-003756009

Two stunning gardens in Clare were displayed on Sunday to help raise money for charity.

Catherine Horwood Barwise and Gillian and Geoffrey Bray opened their gates for members of the public to look around their beautifully cared-for gardens in Nethergate Street, Clare, as part of the National Gardens Scheme’s open gardens events.

Across the country 3,800 gardens have or will be opened this year to raise money to be shared between chosen charities.

This year seven charities will benefit from the monies including Parkinson’s UK, the Carers Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Since 1927 more than £45 million has been given away to various charities, with nearly £23 million of this donated in the last 10 years.

Such is the level of support from the scheme that for many charities it is their single largest donor.