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Follers Manor garden to open for charity

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On 10 Jun 2016 at 1:48pm Chestnut Tree wrote:
Award-winning Follers Manor Gardens near Alfriston, will be open to the public in aid of local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree, who provide specialist palliative care services to children and young people with life-shortening conditions in East Sussex.
The open day will take place on Sunday 26 June from 11am to 4pm. Owners, - Anne and Geoff Shaw, and gardeners Steve and Julia, are keen to share their love and knowledge of the gardens with visitors on the day. Entrance is £5 per person and children are free. There will also be refreshments and a raffle, plants for sale and other stalls.
The internationally acclaimed Follers Manor Garden was featured on Channel 4's 'Landscape Man', and has since won numerous awards for its stunning landscaping within the South Downs National Park. Other TV appearances include 'Gardeners World' with Joe Swift and most recently Alan Titchmarsh's 'Britains Best Back Gardens'.
“We really feel for the children who are living with life-shortening conditions, and want to help in any way that we can,” said garden owner, Anne. “We’ve heard from a number of friends about the amazing work that Chestnut Tree do to support children and families in the area, and want to raise some money to help pay for that care.”
Charlie Weeks, Community Fundraiser for Chestnut Tree, commented, “Thank you so much to Anne and Geoff for putting their Hands Up! to help Chestnut Tree. We are currently caring for 55 children in East Sussex, but know there are many more who need our help. To reach them we need the support of people like Anne and Geoff, to help raise the vital funds to provide our specialist care. It’s going to be a fantastic day, so do come along and see the beautiful gardens if you can.”
For further information about Follers Manor please visit their website www.follersmanor.co.uk and find out more about Chestnut Tree in East Sussex by visiting www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/handsup.


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On 10 Jun 2016 at 4:05pm Follers Bergere wrote:
Seems a bit steep @ £5. entrance. I think I'd rather pay £2 entry and put a donation in a collection box.
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 4:10pm Gerty wrote:
A good cause and I'll be along. Southover Open Gardens this Sunday too for a fiver and lots of big gardens. It's that time of year to be going round gardens all over Sussex and I love it!
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On 10 Jun 2016 at 5:20pm Townie wrote:
@Follers Bergere
The £5 entrance fee all goes to the charity. Loads of NGS gardens open to the public for a £5 entrance fee. Went to 5 gardens in Brighton today....all 5 private gardens for a fiver. Good luck to all those who take part.


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