Strawberry tea and sunshine signals start of summer

Val Harwood plants make for a colourful table decoration
Val Harwood plants make for a colourful table decoration

OVER £300 was raised at a strawberry tarts and tea day run by Whitby In Bloom.

Once again Susan Davies, chair of Whitby in Bloom, opened her own garden at Hall Croft Ruswarp.

Ann Stevenson and Amanda Smith manning the tea stall

Ann Stevenson and Amanda Smith manning the tea stall

Visitors spent a relaxing time in the extensive garden sharing their experience of gardening in general and in particularly over the past winter and spring.

A plant stall was run by Val Harwood and a raffle by Julie Charleton.

Ann Stevenson and Mrs Davies made the teas and coffees to accompany the strawberry tarts and Joyce Stangoe and Amanda Smith looked after visitors.

The money will be split between the Rotary Endeavour group, with whom Bloom has a partnership, and the rest to the Whitby in Bloom group.

Mrs Davies said: “We are very grateful to all those who generously support this event which unfailingly puts us in the mood to enjoy summer in the garden.”