Open gardens in Braughing

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Yesterday we went to visit the very pretty village of Braughing, in Hertfordshire. They were taking part in the Red Cross open gardens scheme.

I love looking in people’s gardens: they’re far more interesting to me than visiting big public gardens. Each garden reflects something about the person or people who created it.

Even better when there are cream teas available too, as there were in the Braughing village hall. The village hall folk are actually continuing the cream teas 2.45 – 5pm every Sunday afternoon through the summer, though the gardens were only open for the one afternoon.

It was also great to find redcurrants on sale, fresh from a local garden. I love fresh berries: that’s something I really miss about not having an allotment at the moment.

On getting home I picked some flowers from our garden for my studio: inspired by the pretty little vases on each table in the village hall.

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