Garden Open Day a great success

 Stewart Hill Cottage Garden Open Day 2012 Garden Open Day raises over £3,013.7

Community Action Nepal Garden Open Day 2012

All smiles at Stewart Hill Cottage ‘Garden Open Day’

Doug and Trish Scott invited one and all to join them in their country garden as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) on Sunday 1st July 2012. Over 300 people braved the wet and cold July weather to enjoy an afternoon exploring the fascinating garden of plant lover Trish and vegetable grower Doug.

This is the second time their garden has been opened to the public and was a great success. The day raised more than double that of the 2010 day for both NGS supported charities and Community Action Nepal.

Every year the NGS welcomes more than half a million visitors to private gardens and raises more than £2million for nursing, caring and gardening charities. The NGS was founded in 1927, raising money for charity and opening up beautiful gardens at a ‘shilling a head’. This years Garden Day in fact raised £1151.50 for the outstanding NGS charities at ‘£3.50 a head’!

Click through the photo gallery below to see photos of the day

Doug and Trish would like to thank  the many volunteers who helped make the day possible including Tom and Pat Pearson, Geoff and Rita Price, Gordon and Ruth Moore, Celia Washington, David and Lynne Nightingale, Dorothy Knowles, Cathy Eastwood, Kyle Moran, Luke Kelly, Declan Park and Arran Scott. Thank you!

….AND of course thank you to all who attended and helped raise over £1862.27 for CAN from sales of Nepalese goods, sales of delicious tea and cakes and donations on the day. We hope you enjoyed your day and have now managed to get the mud off your wellies!  To help more click here to donate.

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