Couple open garden for charity
A COUPLE are again sharing their beautiful garden with visitors in aid of a charity scheme.
Pat and Martin McMillan are opening their garden at Ridgehill, Sutton, for the 10th time this year to raise money for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), which supports a variety of charities.
Pat, chairman of the Cheshire Ladies Philanthropy Club, is a keen gardener and works hard on the four acre garden, which has views over the Cheshire Plain, herbaceous borders, an old rose garden, a shrubbery with rhododendron, azaleas, water features, topiary and a Victorian greenhouse.
Husband Martin this year became chairman of the NGS, which raised more than £2.6 million last year for organisations including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support, Help The Hospice and Carers Trust.
He said: “Top of my priorities is to make this remarkable organisation better known.
“We hope to have a lovely sunny day for our garden opening where visitors can have a cup of tea, homemade cakes and enjoy the garden.”
The garden is open on Sunday, June 21 from 10am to 4.30pm.
Admission costs £5, free for children.