Gor­geous gar­dens

Bray People - - About Greystones -

EACH YEAR Grey­stones gar­den­ing en­thu­si­ast John Markham opens his doors to all and sundry to show off the grounds to raise money for Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tre.

He and his wife Mary handed over this year’s pro­ceeds last week­end in their gar­dens at Cal­luna. Hun­dreds of peo­ple en­joyed the dis­play ear­lier in the sum­mer, in­clud­ing staff of the cen­tre.

‘The gar­dens are gor­geous. They are a real treat to visit,’ said Kath­leen Kelle­her from Grey­stones Can­cer Re­search this week.’

John, who is chair­man of Grey­stones and District Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, was on hand through­out the week­end to dis­cuss his gar­den, and give help­ful hints to vis­i­tors.

Re­fresh­ments were served through­out the week­end, and there were plants on sale. The event raised over ¤1,000 for the char­ity.

‘Cal­luna is a very spe­cial gar­den,’ said Kath­leen. ‘John Markham is Chair­man of the Del­gany and District Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety so vis­i­tors are in for a real treat when they call to see the spec­tac­u­lar flow­ers, shrubs and trees.

The care and de­tail on dis­play are to be much en­vied. We are very grate­ful that John and Mary have taken the time and ef­fort to show their gar­den in aid of Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port.’

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