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budding gardeners! Here’s your chance to get some of those burning gardening questions answered by a bona fide gardening guru - gardener Geoff Stonebanks.
a great way for people living with cancer to gently increase their levels of
physical activity, bringing a whole host of health
benefits. It can
even reduce stress and anxiety and help boost
Gardens Scheme (NGS) are hosting their first ever National Gardens Festival
Weekend on 15 and16 June. More than 800 gardens will be opening their
gates to raise vital funds for Macmillan and other charities, so now is the perfect time to get your gardening
So, if you’ve
got green fingers (or would like to try and develop them), please join Geoff
for a live webchat on Thursday 13 June from 12-1pm. To take part and ask Geoff your
question, simply join
us in the chatroom
during this time slot.
Or, if you
can’t make it, post your question in the comments below, and I’ll ask it
for you. I’ll publish all the questions and answers here on the Community News
Blog after the chat.
has been a dedicated supporter of the NGS for the last three years and is currently an Assistant County Organiser for them as well as their Publicity Officer in Sussex. He is a very
experienced amateur gardener, and his garden, Driftwood, has won two National prizes and
several local awards
He is also an
enthusiastic fundraiser for Macmillan and has raised over £6,000 for Macmillan
through garden-related activities. He has recently
organised the second Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail, which will feature
21 gardens along the coast from Brighton to
Eastbourne on 3 and 4 August.
The NGS opens
more than 3,800 private gardens annually in England and Wales for charity and
has given Macmillan £14,200,000 since 1985, making it our largest single donor.
NGS is supporting Macmillan’s Move
More campaign by
highlighting of the benefits of physical activity for people living with
National Gardens Festival aims to raise £500,000 for Macmillan and other charities, and is the biggest charity gardening opening weekend of
its kind. To find out more about the National Gardens Festival Weekend, and to
find where your local NGS garden is, please go to www.ngs.org.uk .
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