Cou­ple open gar­den to pub­lic

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

THIS beau­ti­ful gar­den will be opened up to the pu­bic for char­ity.

Jane and Brian Clark­son, who own Clover­bank Or­ganic Farm, on Shel­low Lane in North Rode, are invit­ing vis­i­tors over the week­end of Au­gust 5 and 6, from 11am un­til 4pm.

The gar­den – which was a finalist in the Daily Mail Na­tional Gar­den Com­pe­ti­tion – boasts a large pond with a bridge, sur­rounded by roses, dahlia, herba­ceous, raised beds, and mar­ginal and wet­land plant­ing.

There is also a wild flower area and re­mem­brance gar­den.

Jane, who de­vel­oped the gar­den in 2010, said: “Last year we made over £5,100. If any­one would like to do­nate a cake for the hospice to feed peo­ple at the event, we would gladly ac­cept them.”

It’s part of the Na­tional Open Gar­den Scheme, which en­cour­ages peo­ple to open their pri­vate gar­dens to the pub­lic in aid of char­ity.

En­trance costs £5 for adults – chil­dren go free – with all pro­ceeds go­ing to char­i­ties sup­ported by the Na­tional Gar­den Scheme. East Cheshire Hospice will be pro­vid­ing tea, coffee and cakes on both days, with pro­ceeds go­ing to the hospice.

To do­nate a cake, drop by on the Fri­day af­ter­noon, or be­fore 10am on Satur­day.

Clover­bank Or­ganic Farm, Shel­low Lane, North Rode, is open­ing for the Na­tional Gar­den Scheme.

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