Full house in Barr Village for Fergus Garrett!
The lecture by Fergus was a tremendous success! Many said it was the best gardening lecture they had ever attended. Many thanks to Fergus for making the trip and giving us such a spectacular illustrated lecture.
After his talk tea and delicious home made cakes were served and we held a fund-raising raffle. Theresa Talbot, presenter of the Beechgrove Potting Shed drew the prizewinning tickets. We were donated some amazing prizes for our raffle and almost everyone walked away with a prize of some sort.
Thank you to all those who helped that afternoon by contributing a prize or buying raffle tickets – or selling them and making the teas. It was a great afternoon and we raised £250 in total. Fergus insisted that the majority of £200 go to CHAS, which is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and a home care service called CHAS at Home.
We have also sent £50 to
The Great Dixter Charitable Trust , which is committed to maintaining the house, gardens and buildings as a centre for innovative horticulture and plantsmanship. Your support is needed to ensure the continuance of Christopher Lloyd’s iconic garden and historic house.
Thank you to those who donated the following gifts:
- Two free tickets to Gardening Scotland 2012 – courtesy Gardening Scotland
- A heavenly containerised tree – courtesy Stairway Trees and Shrubs
- Scotland’s Gardens Guide for 2012 – courtesy Scotland’s Garden Scheme
- Bulldog Mini Pruning Set (pink) – courtesy Anon
- The Garden Source (published by Eight Books) – courtesy Andrea Jones
- The English Roses by David Austin – kindly donated by David Austin Roses
- Special gift tba from R&D Department of Hillier Nurseries Ltd
- 10 x £10 gift vouchers have been promised by Thompson & Morgan
- A box of perennials has been very kindly donated by Brian Young of Holmes Farm
- Packets of seeds are kindly being donated by Van Meuwen
- Burgon & Ball are kindly sending a pair of their topiary shears
- A hamper of homemade treats very generously donated by Ann McGinnis and the ladies of Barr Village.
- A gloriously scented Stephanotis in a silver container beautifully gift wrapped from Dobbies of Ayr.
- A large giftwrapped bottle of delicious fizz from Asda in Ayr.
- A selection of Camellias and Climbers kindly given by Sainsbury’s of Prestwic
- A kind lady also brought another prize of a book with her – sorry I did not get her name – but thanks all the same!