Open garden day is a big draw

a neat lawn at the Luddenden Open Garden's Day

a neat lawn at the Luddenden Open Garden's Day

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HUNDREDS turned out to admire a village’s floral displays at the Luddenden Open Gardens Day.

The event, organised by the village’s Conservation Society and In Bloom groups, attracted more than 220 visitors this year - a record attendance.

People had come from as far afield as Kendal, Essex and Kent to see the flower beds, vegetable and fruit plots.

At one garden, the owner demonstrated how to make fencing and an arbour from cut willow branches.

At another, the owner showed off his Kune Kune pigs, Shetland sheep, and different breeds of poultry.

The event raised more than £1,200 which will go towards the Conservation Society’s funds, much of which is used by the In Bloom group, which represents Yorkshire this year in the Britain in Bloom competition.