Mayor’s Open Garden Event: Seaford’s Secret Gardens

The Mayor of Seaford announces a new, virtual secret garden event open to all.

Gardening is always a challenge in Seaford with its fierce South Westerly winds and the recent hot dry spells. In past years, the Mayor’s Open Garden Trails have shown us what can be achieved in spite of our tough climate. It has inspired us and has also raised considerable sums for the Mayors’ chosen charities.

But this year it’s your turn to help us to inspire and bring pleasure to others. Our new Mayor’s Open Garden Event: “Seaford’s Secret Gardens” is open to all Seaford residents.

For many, the arrival of the terrible and life changing Covid-19 virus has meant more days spent in the garden, and more time to appreciate how lucky we are to have the pleasure of a quiet, secure place to live and pass the time. At the moment it is one of the few places we can still meet friends, albeit in a limited way.

Therefore, through the medium of photographs and video, we are asking you to share and welcome us into your garden, however large, however small; maybe we can virtually join you in your allotment, or in a community garden which you support. You can do this by sending us entries for this project. Entries will be showcased on the Mayor of Seaford’s Facebook Page.

We would like you to take photos and make videos to share your projects, to show us the flowers and vegetables, the wildlife ponds or natural areas, or perhaps the children’s garden which you have created, anything that has raised your spirits at this difficult time.

Please email a maximum of 6 photos, or a video no longer than 2 minutes with brief details as in the example entry below*to Monday 3rd August 2020. Please note that there is an email media limit of 25mb, please keep below this limit for your email to be received or use WeTransfer to send media.

* Entry details example:
Entrant’s name
: Chris Packham
Title of entry:A Garden for Me, the Bees, Butterflies and Flying Friends.
Comments with entry:Over the last few years I have planted pollen and nectar rich plants with bees and other insects in mind. All entries are welcome and upon entering media and entry details, permission is granted to Seaford Town Council to use the media and share details to the Mayor of Seaford’s facebook page.