By Bev Jordan
Hundreds of people found their way to the Secret Garden at North Richmond for the annual Autumn Fair.
The “return to normal” attracted the Fair’s biggest crowd in years and raised over $10,000 to help North West Disability Services with their work. Visitors enjoyed browsing 28 artisan stalls as well as the garden and nursery.
Tucked away in the corner of the Western Sydney University, Richmond, The Secret Garden, which also has a café and farmyard corner, goats as well as a gift shop, is run by NWDS as a community hub.
CEO Deb Gersbach said the May 1 fair attracted 1400 people and the feedback from both visitors and stallholders was very positive.
“As a charity, the Secret Garden does not have any recurrent funding so we wish to thank the support we continue to receive from the community and our many volunteers who make our Fairs possible and also volunteer in so many ways throughout the year,” she said.
“Rotary and Lions Clubs are always amazing and the Men’s Shed were wonderful entertaining the families as the train ran flat out all day.