Village garden and scarecrow festival is a hit with visitors

NAWN 1505173AM7 Bramham open gardens and scarecrows. Patrick Henderson with Harry Tucker(3) , Tomas Potter(8) and Lucy Potter(6).(1505173AM7)
NAWN 1505173AM7 Bramham open gardens and scarecrows. Patrick Henderson with Harry Tucker(3) , Tomas Potter(8) and Lucy Potter(6).(1505173AM7)
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Bramham villagers welcomed in visitors into their gardens last weekend.

The village hosted its annual open gardens event, which this year combined with the scarecrow festival after last year’s success.

NAWN 1505173AM1 Bramham open gardens and scarecrows. Sisters Katie and Sally Smith meet a French policeman. (1505173AM1)

NAWN 1505173AM1 Bramham open gardens and scarecrows. Sisters Katie and Sally Smith meet a French policeman. (1505173AM1)

“There was a wonderful range of wonderful scarecrows that appeared across the village all on the theme of Gardens and Gardeners,” said a spokesman for the event.

“From Charlie Dimmock to Bill and Ben, the wonderful display of scarecrows delighted all the visitors.”

Donations were made to the NSPCC and the Yorkshire Countrywoman’s Association provided teas coffees and cakes at the Senior Citizens Shelter throughout the day.

In the afternoon eight gardens opened their doors to visitors and along with local villagers, people from as far afield as Wakefield, Barnsley and Pickering turned out to visit the gardens.

NAWN 1505173AM2 Bramham open gardens and scarecrows. Dolly Mullen with her daughters Sylvia Mullen and Heather Poole. (1505173AM2)

NAWN 1505173AM2 Bramham open gardens and scarecrows. Dolly Mullen with her daughters Sylvia Mullen and Heather Poole. (1505173AM2)

“The wonderful gardens were enjoyed thoroughly by everyone and the owners were so proud to show them off,” added the spokesman.

“They were delightful gardens and it was fantastic to see these hidden gems.”

A plant sale was also held at the Pavilion on Aberford Road where a wide range of quality plants, supplied by Red Hall Nurseries in Leeds, were sold.

All money raised by the plant sale and the open gardens go towards Bramham Gala which is to be held on June 20 on the playing fields.

One of the forthcoming events on the Bramham calendar is the showing of two films on June 6 at the village hall.

For children there is a showing of The Lego Movie at 3pm, doors open at 2.30pm. Tickets £5.

The evening will see Singalong Mamma Mia at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Bramham Shop.

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