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Residents of Porlock welcomed visitors from near and far as they opened their gardens for all to see.

Holiday makers from Kent, Derbyshire and the West Midlands along with day trippers from Minehead, South Molton, Watchet, Dulverton and Barnstaple were among the many people who came to enjoy Porlock Open Gardens last weekend.

The unexpected sunny weather on Saturday made for a very enjoyable afternoon for green fingered and interested visitors to meander around the stunning gardens.

Generous residents have been working hard to make sure their gardens were in tip top condition, despite challenging weather conditions this year.

Even a damp Sunday afternoon did not deter more visitors from exploring the lovely gardens which were open and there were lots of conversations with like-minded gardening people.

Porlock Visitor Centre manager Debbie Stanyon said: “There was a huge variety on the types of gardens to visit, with many people coming back over both days to see them all. Many gardening tips were shared and it was lovely to have so many visitors enjoying all that Porlock has to offer.

“The plant stalls at The Old School building were a huge success with lots of people going home with a little piece of Porlock to plant in their own gardens.”

All funds raised go towards keeping Porlock Visitor Centre open and the Porlock Vale Tourist Association is very grateful for the generous support from all the residents who worked so hard to open their gardens last weekend.