There was the chance to bask in the sun or relax in the shade while soaking up the atmosphere at Selby Garden, a community garden in Uckfield, that was open to the public yesterday.
Cakes galore had been made for visitors by members of the Newtown Action Group which has co-ordinated and encouraged efforts by residents to turn an overgrown and disused allotment into a garden which has now been recognised as a Public Asset.
A leaflet distributed said: “We keep the garden low key so that everyone feels free to bring children and dogs here to relax and it is easy to maintain.
“We pride ourselves on never using chemicals and are always updating the garden as things become available.”
Uckfield Mayor Cllr Louise Eastwood was at the open day, with her daughter Sophie, and stocked up while there with plants for her garden.
• The open day raised £271.09 for St Peter and St James Hospice.
• The Uckfield Support Group for the hospice raised £491.54 with a collection at Tesco on Friday.
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