Open Gardens: Framfield Grange a sunny success! Our Open Garden at Framfield Grange felt like a preview of high summer as a glorious sunny day blessed the assembled volunteers and visitors! The Grange is a glorious ten acres of garden with lake, shrub borders and a wild flower meadow with orchids. Woodland walks and bluebell glades with many hybrids and species of rhododendron and azaleas near a beautifully kept walled kitchen garden. We had so many comments from visitors about how well maintained all of the incredible areas were and what a pleasure it was to spend the afternoon relaxing in such lovely surroundings. Our Men's Cooking Course had created a beautiful Victoria Sponge for visitors and it raised more than £20 for patient care. It was just one of the cakes and tasty delights on sale though and the event raised hundreds of pounds just through cake, tea and coffee sales. Our men's cooking course cooked up a treat last Friday when they made this delicious Victoria Sponge for our #OpenGardens events at the weekend. The 8 gigantic slices raised more than £20 for patient care! https://t.co/081cCsEi0m pic.twitter.com/rz62gr8iiy — St Wilfrid's Hospice (@stwilfridstweet) May 8, 2018 Yesterday’s #OpenGarden for @stwilfridstweet was so stunning, even more so in the sunshine. I’m trying to think of a reason to hire out the beautiful gardens at Framfield Grange so I can visit them again soon! #Support #HospiceCare #CommunityFundraising 🌹🌳🌷🌻☀️🌱 pic.twitter.com/WJ9wPaAgs3 — Beth Hillier (@BethHillier1) May 6, 2018 Such a pretty garden -Framfield Manor. Open garden for St Wilfrid’s Hospice @stwilfridstweet #perfectsummerday pic.twitter.com/cPmjH4HFI5 — [email protected] (@mrsburrell) May 6, 2018 Teamwork makes the dream work! Just a few of the amazing volunteers that are helping with today’s @stwilfridstweet #opengardens - it wouldn’t be possible to continue without all the amazing #volunteers that help at the #hospice. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/xHYQxvWTnr — Darren Maylam (@DarrenMaylam) May 5, 2018 Open garden visit to Framfield perfect day for it @stwilfridstweet pic.twitter.com/xc91iao9Ex — andrew burrell (@drewburrell) May 5, 2018 Our hardworking Open Gardens team who volunteer their time and expertise to help make our gardens in Sussex a vital part of the local calendar. Last year they helped raise more than £18,500 for patient care and are hoping to raise even more in 2018 - with a few more gardens added to their timetable, we're sure they'll succeed! To find out more about our Open Gardens visit the event page.