Far from it . . .
But first a great big thank you to everyone, gardeners, helpers, co-ordinators, press, volunteers and not least of all our visitors, who all helped us to have a very successful weekend.
We know from some feedback how much people enjoyed themselves and hope to soon give you some statistics but you may be interested to know that in the eight days before and including the weekend 694 people looked at the website to plan their visits to gardens.
Update from the 6th Newsletter
On Monday morning, the 30th June, numbers and receipts started coming in. It was immediately apparent that the event had been a huge success and hopes were high that we were going to surpass our upwardly-revised target of 1,500€. By Friday, 4th July it finally dawned on us that not only would we reach this amount, but that it would be hugely exceeded. As I write, there are still a couple of small amounts to come in but the final amount will just exceed 3,000€!! This is not just a wonderful achievement; it is an incredible achievement and exceeds our wildest expectations.
The Conseil and Steering Group getting on well with the planning for next year. The creation of icons to describe gardens is virtually complete and the trial version of an app for mobiles and tablets progressing well.
Ticket prices have been agreed and gardeners will be able to open through out the year as they choose, a calendar is starting to come together with all the details. The top menu bar has all the links so have a look around.
There will be more announcements as we head towards winter and prepare for an amazing year in 2015
Key for Icons
Some or all of these icons are now used in each garden description on the Gardens for 2015 page of this website and the app. They signify the facilities available at each venue. Please use the Calendar to check when individual gardens are open.
Open By Appointment - Ouvert sur rendez-vous
Parking - Parking
Disabled Access - Accès aux personnes handicapées
Partial Disabled Access - Accès handicapés partiel
No Dogs - Chiens Interdits
Dogs on a Lead - Chiens en laisse
Seating Available - Sièges Disponible
Cold Drinks - Boissons Fraîches
Hot Drinks - Boissons Chaudes
Toilet Available - Disponible Toilettes
Flowers - Fleurs
Vegetable Patch - Potager
Soft Fruit - Fruits rouges
Greenhouse or Poly Tunnel - Serre ou Tunnel
Plants Available - Plantes Disponibles
Orchard - Verger
Woodland - des Bois
Pigs - Cochons
Poultry - Volaille
Bee Hives - Ruches d'abeilles
Pond - Étang
River - Rivière
Stream - Ruisseau
View - Vue
Picnic - Pique-nique
Flower Meadow - Fleur Meadow
Good in Spring - Bon au Printemps
Good in Summer - Bon en été
Good in Autumn - Bon à l'automne
Good in Winter - Bon en hiver