St Mary's Church Whitton

Whitton in Bloom Weekend 2011

Saturday 25th June and Sunday 26th June 2011

For the fifth time, the residents of Whitton opened a variety of private gardens to the public in aid of church funds. Two of the gardens had never before been opened to the public, and the gardens ranged from the small and imaginative to the long-established and more formal in style. There were stalls selling plants, books and teas, a tombola and a raffle, all doing a roaring trade.

Whitton in Bloom 2008

Whitton’s population may be small, but the range of private gardens open on 28th and 29th June 2008 was even more extensive than the previous event in 2006, from the Italianate walled gardens of the Granary to the imaginative cottage gardens of Carpenters House, and several gardens never before opened to the public.

This was only the fourth time that Whitton had held a Whitton in Bloom weekend in aid of the local church renovation fund since parishioners of this busy little church had to raise a considerable amount to carry out vital work including urgent strengthening of the Norman Tower and re-roofing of the Nave; the amazing sum of over £2,000 was raised — an amazing feat.

Each thumbnail below links to a different garden.

Stoneoak
Stoneoak
Little Paddocks
Little Paddocks
The Granary
The Granary
Whitton Paddocks
Whitton Paddocks
Whitton Farm
Whitton Farm
Carpenters House
Carpenters House
Smithy Bungalow
Smithy Bungalow
Meadow Court
Meadow Court

Click on any thumbnail to view larger pictures of the individual gardens