We are often asked why we open at the hottest time of the year. The simple answer is that a fruiting garden is at its best at this time with the abundance of summer fruits. Joe and I are both summer bunnies and don’t mind at all being out in the sun doing the preparation although I suspect most of our volunteers do not share our enthusiasm!
Don’t be put off coming if it’s a bit on the warm side. One year the Saturday was 45 degrees and still 100 hardy souls ventured forth and had the advantage of less crowds. Everyone commented how cool the gardens seemed, no doubt due to the dense tree plantings and abundance of greenery. We put up marquees and tarps over the clotheslines in addition to the verandas and natural shade. Last year we purchased two sets of misters which were very popular as a cool spot. You should be able to find a nice shady spot like this!