Posted: 02/12/2012 at 20:27
Hi Jacqui, I can understand you being nervous about opening your garden. I have organised the first two Open Garden events in my village plus putting my own garden into the first event which seemed like a good idea at the time! The worry and work involved was enormous but it did enable me to emphasise with the other kind people who were supporting the nominated charities and you do have a fantastic garden to enjoy for the rest of the year.
Your pictures typify the kind of garden I love to visit and I can see how labour intensity it must be. I wonder if you live in or near West Sussex as would love to visit your Open Garden. Maybe you could advertise the date and your postcode on this thread nearer the time so interested bloggers could identify your address thro' the NGS brochure and visit.
I have decided to take a back seat next year and not organise another Open Gardens so am really looking forward to having the time to visit other people's gardens.