Crayke Open Gardens & Village Event

by Handymag

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April, 11am to 5pm

Around a dozen gardens will be open to the public, coinciding with the flowering of thousands of daffodils on the Village Green/Church Hill. On display, will be a diverse range of gardens with different plants and planting styles to interest both amateur and skilled gardeners alike.

Visitors will be directed to the Sports Club and Village Hall (free parking), where tickets can be purchased. (Adults £5, children free). There will also be an opportunity to buy refreshments and plants. Whilst in the Hall you can take a few moments to look at recently discovered photographs of Crayke’s history, a display about Crayke’s 2019 Ecological Audit, commissioned at the request of villagers, and information about both the Sports Club and Village Hall facilities.

Crayke Primary School will open its own unique ‘garden’ for this event. Children are shown how to cultivate and then harvest plants that are either edible and/or aromatic and are encouraged to explore, experiment and learn about the natural world around them.

Inside the beautiful and historic St Cuthbert’s Church, will be a ‘Weddings through the Decades’ display – including wedding attire, brides’ dresses, hats, music (organ and church bells), personal memorabilia, photographs and the changing fashions of wedding flowers. Refreshments will also be on sale here. Look out for the unique large-scale tapestry, designed and executed by the residents of Crayke, to mark the ‘Millennium’ depicting the history of Crayke over the years.

Funds raised will be used to support community projects such as the schools outdoor learning facility, the Sports Club/Village Hall, and St Cuthbert’s Church to repair and extend the existing footpath giving safer access for visitors wishing to see the church, visit graves or to enjoy the fantastic views and historical landscape.

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