Largely thanks to all the preparatory work put in by Janine Nahapiet and her team, the first NGS Open Day was a roaring success. The sun shone, the gardens looked wonderful, and everything ran like clockwork. All the tickets – 240 of them – were sold in advance.
The day attracted a total of 257 visitors and almost £2,000 was raised for charity. The feedback from many of the visitors was a plea to make this an annual event. The picture shows volunteer guide Maxwell Clarke with his group at the start of a tour. Bringing up the rear in his “minder”, Renate Miller.
Kemp Town Enclosures is a communal garden, owned collectively by the freeholders of the 105 houses that make up the Kemp Town Estate. Developed in the 1820's by Thomas Kemp, the Estate consists of Sussex Square, Lewes Crescent, Chichester Terrace and Arundel Terrace.