Every two years, the hidden gardens of Grayshott are revealed. People open their gardens up to the inquisitive public who drool over displays of bright rhododendrons and azalias as they wander from house to house through the village.
There were 25 gardens open this year, including a small but pretty floral display in the church. We managed five of them (not including the small but pretty floral display in the church), varying in size from the small to the massive. Without exception, they were all delightful.
The only thing missing was the Chevrolet 3200 Long Bed Truck, which was off at the garage being fixed although mentioned in the programme.
Even the weather was glorious, kindly looking down on the flowers and woodland walks down to the valley that runs along one edge of the village.
There was a lot of visitors, all enjoying the displays, happily (and noisily) moving along the local roads.
We had a lovely afternoon, culminating in cake and tea at St Anne’s sitting on a bench surrounded by beautifully scented wisteria.
We followed our tea with a wander around the extensive grounds at St Anne’s. Sadly we missed the new model railway.