The Friends of Croome gather outside the garden gate as we make a few last minute adjustments to the seating layout on the terrace. It hardly seems like a year has passed since their last annual visit to the gardens when we had the pleasure of hosting forty or so friends in total. This year, much to our delight, numbers had more than doubled. As ever before, the sun eventually made its way through the morning mist, as if not wanting to be excluded from the credits. With twelve months of good progress on the agenda there was much to show and tell, as we zig zagged our way around the gardens.
Thanks again to you all for demonstrating your continual support and appreciation for our efforts. Rest assured that your kind donations will be put to good use. And thank you Mr. Jones for your very warm words. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Karen & Chris
All photographs were taken by John Willis who has kindly permitted us to use them in this article.