Families drop in for popular event at Easton Lodge gardens

PUBLISHED: 11:55 20 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:55 20 February 2019

Gardens of Easton Lodge snowdrop open day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Gardens of Easton Lodge snowdrop open day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Roger King

The Gardens of Easton Lodge had their "most successful day ever" at a snowdrop open day on Sunday.

Children enjoyed a snowdrop open day at The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOChildren enjoyed a snowdrop open day at The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

More than 1,600 people attended the event, which saw children enjoy the treehouse while families played croquet and wandered through the snowdrops.

Jill Goldsmith, from the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust, said: “It was utterly packed, we are all still recovering. It was fantastic, the most successful day ever.

“Visitors used virtually all of the cakes we had available. People were just enjoying being outside. Children were running around and enjoying the treehouse. It was a really relaxed atmosphere.”

Funds raised from the open days go towards maintaining the gardens and the trust has several projects coming up, including cleaning out the lily pond in the Italian garden.

Visitors enjoy a game of croquet. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOVisitors enjoy a game of croquet. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

There will be another snowdrop open day this Sunday at the gardens, from 11.30am-4pm. Refreshments available.

Further information is available on the gardens’ website: www.eastonlodge.co.uk.

Visitors at The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOVisitors at The Gardens of Easton Lodge. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The Gardens of Easton Lodge enjoyed their most successful day ever on Sunday. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe Gardens of Easton Lodge enjoyed their most successful day ever on Sunday. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Snowdrops could be boughts at The Gardens of Easton Lodge open day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOSnowdrops could be boughts at The Gardens of Easton Lodge open day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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