Splendour of secret gardens

Garden No. 13 Owner Tracey Woodhouse
Garden No. 13 Owner Tracey Woodhouse

Wondrous worlds of hidden beauty were revealed for all to see during an event at Bridlington’s historic Old Town which showcased some of the town’s most brilliant gardens.

The ever-popular Old Town Secret Gardens weekend became even more popular and attracted 400 visitors, who descended on the town from far and wide including South and West Yorkshire.

Garden No.13 Dawn Etchell

Garden No.13 Dawn Etchell

Bridlington Town Crier and Old Town Association spokesperson David Hinde, said: “A lot of people came despite the rain and then of course, the sun came out and it was beautiful.

“We are still totting up the money raised on the day, but we think it was an absolute record for attendance.”

15 gardens in total were open for visitors to enjoy on the day

David said the record was broken largely thanks to the promotion efforts of the Old Town Association as well as the recent filming of the Dad’s Army film.

Garden No. 9

Garden No. 9

“We would like to thank the Bridlington Free Press for their pre-event coverage,” David added.

“The Association is going to use the money raised on the day to pay our part towards the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s High Street Fund grant which we received a grant from.”

The Secret Gardens event served as a prequel to Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival which takes place this weekend.

Free Press photographer Paul Atkinson went along to the event to capture some of the magic.

Penelope Weston Garden No. 9

Penelope Weston Garden No. 9

Chris Hall, Stephen Hannah, Di Lund

Chris Hall, Stephen Hannah, Di Lund

Garden No. 8 Pauline Sidebottom, Sue Richardson

Garden No. 8 Pauline Sidebottom, Sue Richardson

Jo Harris 17, Elvis G entertain the visitors to the N0.7 garden

Jo Harris 17, Elvis G entertain the visitors to the N0.7 garden

Mayor John Copsey opened the event

Mayor John Copsey opened the event

Town Cryer David Hinde

Town Cryer David Hinde

Garden No.5 Martin Foster, Ann Senior

Garden No.5 Martin Foster, Ann Senior