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Burton Joyce open gardens returns for 2023

Charity event Burton Joyce Open Gardens will return this July after a four-year absence due mainly to COVID restrictions.

Planning and running the event is Roxie Hickling, 32, in an effort to give back to the community and raise funds for both the village and a mental health charity.

Funds raised will be equally split between new village projects, including a community garden, and the Wolfpack project, a mental health charity devoted to vulnerable young people.

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The event will be held on Sunday, July 9 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

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A dozen residents will open their gardens for people to take a look around.

Roxie said:

“It’s an opportunity for people to showcase their gardens, as many have immaculate gardens that are their pride and joy.’

“At two of the gardens refreshments will be served, and there will be family activities to keep the children entertained.

There are also lovely Trent valley walks along the river, and the village has a newly restored children’s playground.

The previous event raised £10,000, with over 700 people attending, and Roxie is hoping at least half of this amount will be collected this year.  Fingers crossed for good weather!

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