Guyra Open Gardens event a huge "success"

FUN IN THE SUN: George Bradford and Archie Colvin playing around in one of the gardens over the two-day Open Gardens weekend in Guyra. Photo: Supplied.
FUN IN THE SUN: George Bradford and Archie Colvin playing around in one of the gardens over the two-day Open Gardens weekend in Guyra. Photo: Supplied.

Travellers from as far as Brisbane visited town over the weekend for the Guyra Open Gardens event.

“We had people from Port Macquarie, Tenterfield, all over the place all with wonderful positive comments on how lovely the gardens were and how well-run the event was,” co-organiser Bronwyn Grills told The Argus.

“It exceeded our expectations in so many ways.”

Hosted by St Mary of the Angels and the Guyra Garden Club, four local gardens threw open their gates to raise money for the Kolora Aged Care Facility.

Guyra gardener Robyn Jackson opened her residence “Kooralbyn”. She had been busy weeding and watering in the days leading up.

“I just love doing it, I really love gardening,” she said.

“Some of my specialties are peonies, aquilegias (and the) salvias are coming out.”

Mrs Grills said organisers were still waiting for final figures but overall it was easy to see the event was a huge success.

“It was successful,” she said.

“It was more successful that we’d imagined.”