An East Sussex Garden hits the headlines

Geoff Stonebanks, our volunteer Social Media and Publicity Chair and East Sussex Publicity officer, was recently surprised at a lovely request from the Editor of The Argus newspaper in Brighton, to interview him about his charity fundraising. Geoff”s garden fundraising exploits will see him top £100000 at the start of next season with over a fifth for the National Garden Scheme.

Geoff’s love of gardening began in 2009 when he moved to Seaford, East Sussex. Geoff knew nothing about plants when he started but has gone on to become a finalist in the Daily Mail National Garden Competition, outright winner of Garden News Magazine’s Best Small Garden and finalist runner up in the Gardeners’ World Magazine’s, 2016 Garden of the year competition. This interview shows how just starting with a passion for your garden can lead to great things, including raising awareness and much needed funds for some great charities.

To read the full article on Geoff’s gardening history and see some of his top gardening tips click here, and do go along and support him in 2018 on one of the 4 dates open for the Scheme. His garden, Driftwood, will be open on Tue 19 June, Tue 10 and Tue 24 July and Sun 5 Aug 2018 from 11-5pm.



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