We had a wet weekend for the Long Branch Garden Tour. Very. Very. Wet. But that didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of the intrepid soles who braved the downpour last weekend, and the gardens couldn’t have looked better.
The day started off with a talk by garden expert Helen Battersby. She is a trooper. Despite the rain getting heavier and heavier, making more and more noise on umbrellas, she just kept increasing her volume and delivered a full talk on edible things in your garden that you might not realize are edible (including some pesky weeds). It was a considerable feat and I applaud her for it. I was very glad that my talk, later in the day, was indoors!
Speaking of my talk, thanks to everyone who came out to hear me speak about Multiplying Your Plants. It was a very engaged audience and I had a lot of fun.
As soon as the talk was over, my husband and I dashed to as many gardens as we could get to before the tour ended. We saw beauty, creativity, fruitfulness, floriferousness, and all sorts of other good things. Here are some of my favourite photos from the day:
You can see more photos on the official tour website.
It was a heck of a garden tour! Congratulations to all involved! Rumour has it that plans are already under way for next year…