Longparish gardeners are busy preparing for the much anticipated Longparish Garden Festival on 8th and 9th July.

The owners of fourteen local gardens from small but beautiful to large and impressive (the gardens that is) have agreed to welcome visitors.

Village allotment holders are putting on a display and visitors will also be able to explore “the common” off Southside Road.

Designated parking areas are being arranged at both ends of the Longparish. Tea and cakes will be on sale in the Village Hall. Closer to the weekend an appeal will be made for villagers to contribute cakes (contact Georgina Knipe on 720713).

The event is a revival of the popular Longparish Gardens Festival held twelve years ago. It is being organised by the Longparish Gardening Club, the Village Hall Committee and St. Nicholas Church.

Tickets will cost £6 and allow visitors entry to all the gardens on both days between 1.00pm and 5pm. Children are free.

Meanwhile the weather forecast is confidently expected to be for brilliant sunshine all weekend