Pat Attard opened her delightful garden on Douglas Avenue as part of the National Garden Scheme on Easter Sunday. Pat is pictured with her Magnolia Loebneri 'Leonard Messel' which looks stunning in full flower. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 7449-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Almost £800 was raised for charity, following the first of two open days at a private garden in Douglas Avenue.
Despite the overcast weather, 164 people turned out to the charity event at Littleham House Cottage – the next open day is this Sunday.
Pat and Phil Attard have open their home each year for the past six years to raise cash for the National Garden Scheme and charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, Crossroads and Perennial - Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.
Pat said: “The final profit for this one day was a magnificent £794.08. And we still have next Sunday to come, so it could well be a bumper year.
“For us, it is always an enjoyable afternoon, meeting so many people who also enjoy plants and gardens.
“This year, it was particularly rewarding to see so many familiar faces - some people now come each year - and one or two come on both of our open days!”
● The garden at 11 Douglas Avenue is open this Sunday, April 15, from 2pm to 5pm.