As promised, here’s the final list of those members who are taking part in the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) promoted Great British Garden Party by hosting an event to raise funds for the NGS supported nursing charities, as well as giving us a chance to meet with other Cothigardeners after such a long gap :
John and Helen on Sunday 30 August at 3pm or 4pm (backup date in case of bad weather Sunday 13 September at 3 pm).
Andy and Elena on Wednesday 2 September at 5pm (backup date Wednesday 16 September).
Ros and Mark on Thursday 3rd September (backup date Friday 4 September)
Fiona and Julian on Saturday 5 September at 2.30 pm (backup dates Sunday 6 September; or Saturday/Sunday 19/20 September).
Everyone who’s contacted Elena about visiting a particular event should be getting an invitation from their party hosts soon with more details, and there are still a few spaces for anyone who hasn’t made up their mind whether to visit.
For anyone who doesn’t know about the updates, the Welsh government Covid statistics, click here, highlight that currently we’re really fortunate to have such low levels of cases in our area (Carmarthenshire 1 case in the last 7 days, and 0 cases in Ceredigion), so these socially distanced outside events held locally are probably as low risk as anything one might consider doing at the moment.
Plus Elena has already held a very successful outside party for a limited number of local “shielders”, which showed how enjoyable a small get together can be, as we head out of a challenging summer and into autumn!
Everyone will be keeping fingers crossed for reasonably benign weather, but it’s probably a good idea to come prepared for an (unexpected?) heavy shower at least with umbrellas and waterproofs.
Hopefully next time I can include some photos of the different parties.