Gardeners in Sandy celebrate 10 years of supporting the NGS

Susan Sutton of Sandy celebrates 10 years of opening garden for NGS. PNL-150624-162702001
Susan Sutton of Sandy celebrates 10 years of opening garden for NGS. PNL-150624-162702001

A couple from Sandy are celebrating opening their garden for the NGS for ten years.

David and Susan Sutton of The Firs will be opening their garden once again this weekend, having started supporting the charitable scheme in 2005.

In recognition of their achievement they were presented with an engraved trowel.

The garden opens on Sunday, June 28 from 2pm until 5pm with the proceeds of entrance fees and plant sales going to the NGS. The sale of refreshments of home-made cakes, tea and coffee will benefit the locally based Need Project.

The quarter acre garden has many features reflecting the different conditions from full sun to shade. Designed and created from scratch in 2000 the garden is now matured and is productive in fruit, flowers, vegetables and wildlife. Run organically, it has everything from shrubs to trees, alpines, perennials, water features, modern sculpture and railway memorabilia.

Funds raised through entrance fees raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie, and also supports other nursing and caring charities.

Earlier this year, over £2.6 million pounds was donated to the NGS beneficiary charities as a result of visits to gardens in 2014.

The Firs is at 33 Bedford Road, Sandy, SG19 1EP. There is roadside parking and most of the garden is accessible for disabled.

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