I love my home town of Seaford, even though most people have either never heard of it or just drive though it without stopping. It has a four mile stretch of pebble beach, a bustling town centre and is only 9 miles from Brighton. It also has lots of garden lovers, as I discovered last week at the Seaford Open Gardens event. All ten gardens were beautiful in their own way. Some were crammed with summer bedding, which although not my cup of tea certainly wows with colour. Some came with interesting stories attached, like the town centre house which was built for a town official who also ran a smuggling ring and had tunnels built from the property to various venues in the town. Luckily we don't have corrupt politicians anymore....Here come the snaps:
I also took time to pop in to Crouch Gardens in the centre of Seaford, to see the new 'Quaker Garden' which was opened by Sheila Hancock. It's a small space but very peaceful and very tastefully planted.