Alfriston

SUMMER SHOW: The Horticultural Show celebrated the early summer produce and flowers on Saturday and was well attended by locals and visitors with many overseas tourists also visiting. The flower displays were outstanding as usual although the vegetable entries were down this year due to the cold dry spring. There were also many entries for the art, photographic and flower decorating classes which all went towards creating a really good show. The cup winners were Mark Hurst (Photographic and Sloe Gin) Hilary Jay (Novice and Decorative Cups) Anne Michael (Best in Show for her vase of mixed flowers) Sheila Hamilton (Roses) and Jim Hall (Men’s Flower Decoration). The Annual Show will be on August 7 and 8 at the War Memorial Hall.

LITLINGTON: The Litlington Flower Festival will be held at the St Michaels Church at Litlington which will be filled with floral displays depicting Litlington - Past and Present. From today, June 19, to Monday June 22 opening at 10.30am to 4.30pm. There will all day refreshments and free parking.

OPEN GARDEN: The Long House at West Dean will have an open garden on June 21 between 1.30pm and 5.30pm and ten days later on July 1 between 2pm and 5pm. The money raised from the entrance fee, £4, will be divided between All Saints Church and village projects and the sale of plants donated to the National Gardens Scheme. There will be plenty of parking specially designated for visitors to the garden.

FOLLERS MANOR: Will have an Open Garden on June 27 from 11am to 4pm. This garden has appeared on television when Ian Kitson first designed the garden and subsequently it has been featured on the Alan Titchmarsh show, Britain’s Best Back Gardens. Money raised from the entrance fee, £5 (children free), will be donated to St Wilfred’s Hospice. Refreshments will be available. Please note there are no facilities for dogs.

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