Last Sunday Braughing Village held their bi-annual Open Gardens in support of the British Red Cross. 

It was a fantastic day with 12 gardens open for visitors to view. 

Comments included: “what amazing gardens”, “what a beautiful village” and “everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, we’ve had a fabulous day”. 

One of those beautiful gardens was Briege Leahy’s, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

Approximately 400 visitors viewed the gardens, plus the added attraction of NUTS (Nostalgic Unusual Transport Society) who had about 20 vehicles on display, and BBQ Braughing sausages, tea and cake, plus live music were an added treat for visitors to enjoy. 

The event raised an incredible £4,000. Huge thanks has to go to all of the Garden owners, NUTS and the volunteers who helped to make the day the success that it was.  

We are always impressed by the commitment of all those involved. It’s a really special day that we and the volunteers enjoy to. A real sense of community. Braughing village open gardens has been supporting the British Red Cross Hertfordshire since 2005 and have now raised over £30,000. 

A phenomenal achievement and one that they should all feel very proud to be a part of. 


The photo below shows Briege Leahy sitting next to Cathy Curtis with some of the Garden Owners and Volunteers in the garden of Maggie & John Clifton.  Maggie has been a volunteer for the Red Cross for many years and it was Maggie that instigated and co-ordinates the Braughing Village Open Gardens.

 To see further open gardens click here, or contact Cathy Curtis on 07921 941394