Morley Parish Council

Serving the people of Morley Derbyshire

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Clerk/RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

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    A winter afternoon

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    Spring at St Matthews

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Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:59 by Laura Storey


The second Morley Open Gardens event took place on Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th July and appears to have been another resounding success. Despite a wet start to the Saturday, the weather then picked up beautifully, and more than 330 visitors toured the 19 gardens that were open for the weekend, enjoying refreshments at some of them. Four of the gardens were opening for the first time and all brought something new to the event. More »

The garden owners and their volunteer helpers then took the opportunity to tour each other's gardens on the Monday and Tuesday evenings, with many finding that they suddenly had a new group of friends in the village, all with similar interests.

Key to the event taking place was the willingness of so many villagers to open their gardens to the public, for the benefit of St Matthew's Church. The garden owners' enthusiasm was self-evident, but a big thankyou must also be extended to everyone who helped to make the event such a success. Local radio coverage boosted numbers, but the event would not have been possible without the volunteer ticket sellers, church greeters, refreshment workers, and the unseen heroes who donated cakes, made and erected signs, prepared and printed programmes, and generally made the weekend happen.

Proceeds from the two days totalled just over £2,500, a very welcome contribution towards the running costs of St Matthew's Church.

We can now relax for a while before getting ready for the next Open Garden event, which is scheduled for July 2021. Anyone thinking of joining us next time should ring Martin Jackson on 883542. There will always be room for more! » Less

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Posted: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:01 by Laura Storey

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Morley Open Gardens – 6/7 July 2019 – in aid of St Matthews Church

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:43 by Laura Storey

The first planning meeting for the 2019 Morley Open Gardens was held at Morley Retreat on Monday 7th January. A good attendance, coupled with a number of emailed messages of support, means that the event will definitely go ahead this year. There are 19 gardens so far confirmed as taking part, but we could always do with some more.

The date for the Open Gardens is now confirmed as the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019. More »

There is still time for more garden owners to join the event. We need a range of gardens, large or small, neat or wild, with any of the following being ideal:

flower gardens

vegetable gardens or allotments

wildlife gardens

woodland gardens

ponds and bog gardens

child-friendly (family) gardens

landscaped gardens

scenic gardens with a view

historic gardens

gardens under construction

front gardens, back gardens or both

Volunteers are also needed to sell tickets and help with refreshments. If you think you might be able to open your garden, or help in some other way, or know someone who could, please contact Martin Jackson on 01332-883542 or email him at » Less