Celebrating the final flourish of Spring at Mary’s extra special poohhousegardens this year.. Pictured here are the Standing family – i played football with father Jeff and son Stuart. Mary always loved to see the 3 even 4 generations of families visit the gardens together where No Where is Out of Bounds. Thanks all for incredible supoort and the donations to Mary’s chosen charity Chestnut Tree House. Greatly appreciated x pNew press release today for 19/20 May
Wonderful friends rallied round, lots of interested garden lovers visiting (25o over theduration) with the challenging gardens which now have a specially drawn up pooh exploitation map to find those hidden gems ….and there was time – just – to capture all the blooms in full this last weekend.
Many visitors were kindly urging me not to leave, to stay on at pooh house and make the most of and protect the former disused sand quarry site as Mary’s legacy.
Over the three weekends there were nearly 250 garden visitors. As the gardens took 32yrs to complete they are at their peak now in maturity so reassuring to hear back some very praiseworthy comments of largely Mary’s endeaviyrs at pooh house. As Mary’s charity Chestnut Tree foundation also benefits from up to 7 open weekends a year theres a strong social media following growing rapidly. Its the 3 or 4 generations of same family enjoying the 8 gardens in 1 that Mary felt was truly special – families exploring togther in an increasinglybon line heads down digital world. It therefore does seem an oppirtunity to complete Mary’s vision and to help others as she would have done with fun educationals the theme – learning and seeing whats all around us if we just get our heads up more often to see whats there. School enquiries have meant a plan to allow when the farmers field is avalible up the road for 6 times a year.