Blooming good fund raising idea
12:30pm Sunday 20th May 2012 in County News
A group of greenfingered neighbours are getting together to raise money for Pembrokeshire’s Hospice at Home.
Seven gardens will be open to the public in the village of Llanmill, near Narberth, between 1pm and 5pm today Sunday.
“The Garden Safari has come about because we have some beautiful gardens in the village and they are connected by footpaths and quiet lanes,” said resident Abigail Hart.
“We thought it’d be great to all join forces so that people can enjoy a ramble in our lovely valley while raising money for the Paul Sartori Foundation.”
Neighbour Jo Hammond added: “One of the gardens is listed in the Yellow Book every year and specialises in grasses. The rest are a real mix, with an emphasis on relaxed naturalistic gardening to make the most of the surroundings.”
Each of the gardens will also have something else on offer – from cream teas or children’s outdoor games to a bric-a-brac stall, plant stall or pat-a-pet.
“There’s a half-mile riverside ramble that links all the gardens and there’s also a one-acre lake to walk around,” added Mrs Hart.
“Visitors will also be able to drive to the gardens individually if they have limited mobility.”
The Llanmill Garden Safari will be signposted from Narberth’s Crematorium. Adult entry is £3, and it is free for children.