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hi every one , hope u all enjoyed the wether …………. bit cold today . anyway thort i wud as all of you for some addvice !!
i am thinking of opening my garden for charity ……..and want to know how to go bt it …. i dont want to do n.g,s ,
but a local charity , have dun a show before for francis house . but so many ask about my garden that i thoght i give it a go …………………..
wot does every one think !!

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Go for it Cristina, your garden is lovely with lots of interest. I am sure you would do well.

30 Mar, 2012

 

Go for it you have a lovely garden, I would be glad to pay to see it. Last year for the 1st time I went to see a n.g.s garden and I know it's all for charity, but, I could of stayed at home and looked at my own weeds.

30 Mar, 2012

 

I think you will do well Cristina, maybe get some posters made up and invite friends and their friends, you will soon get a garden full and you can run a raffle, serve teas and sell plants & cakes!! If you go with NGS. I think there are lots of rules, ask Dottydaisy about it as she opens her garden each year for ngs. We have done this with out local church and advertised it as a coffee morning with plant sale etc. and it has always been a huge success.

30 Mar, 2012

 

if i lived nearer i would definitely want to visit your garden, excellent idea.

the pictures/ the garden looks beautiful

30 Mar, 2012

 

where about in Cheshire are you Christina? as I live in Cheshire, if your not to far away I will defiantly pop along.

30 Mar, 2012

 

You do it Christina, it looks lovely....

30 Mar, 2012

 

Cristina - I open my garden for the NGS here in Berkshire. The money collected on the gate goes to their charities but the plant sale is in aid of the Red Cross. As long as the gate money goes to them, the NGS shouldn't mind your nominating another charity as well. The advantage of using them is the widespread publicity. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions

30 Mar, 2012

 

I think its a great idea Cristina, but I think you would have to get good advice in case you needed public liability insurance.
Your garden certainly has plenty to interest people.

30 Mar, 2012

 

amazing!!!

30 Mar, 2012

 

You've got a beautiful garden. I think it would be great to open it for charity

30 Mar, 2012

 

Yes, go for it Cristina - you've a lovely garden!

30 Mar, 2012

 

well you all seem posative bt it !! have to decide which charity tho , thanks for all the feedback every one !!

30 Mar, 2012

 

Wonderful idea Cristina and people will love your garden so everyone will be a winner:)

30 Mar, 2012

 

Great idea and your visitors will not be disappointed :)
Get good advise to help your day be a success :)
Have you though what charity you would like to support...I think there are many who educate through gardening.

30 Mar, 2012

 

s.t dont know which charity , any ideas any one ............. madge , u do get on with stuf dont you , fab idea that ................ andrew will inbox you !!
my gardens not perfect and its only 3 years old .............. lot to think bt . xxxxx

31 Mar, 2012

 

Good idea, everyone loves a pretty garden, and if you can provide tea and cake, so much the better, there are lots of charities supporting open gardens, look online, we use the NGS because 80pence in the £1.00 goes to the charity, and the majority are for cancer care, which is dear to my heart, also it is well run, and has been going now for 85 years!! so they must be doing something right........

31 Mar, 2012

 

Crissie, just do it for your friends and neighbours firstly! Have afternoon tea and either make a charge or sell raffle tickets, plants, jams and cakes, whatever you make can go to a charity of your choosing, maybe a hospice or baby unit at local hospital? Any charity these days are in need of any donations big or small!

31 Mar, 2012

 

great idea cristina if you just want to do it for a charity you want, then set a date, put some posters up and make some cakes, i bet you will be surprised how many come. also put a sign outside your cottage to if its on a busy road and people passing will see,
i think hospice is a good cause, or childrens cancer charity, but if you have any close to your heart then go for it, even a animal charity, your choice :o)))

31 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Cristina,
What a super idea. I agree with 'Grandmage start small and work up. I wish I lived near you, your garden looks absolutely gorgeous. Your hard work has been well worth it. :)

31 Mar, 2012

 

thanks every one , just need to get the weeding dun ...........lol . and san will you be poping down lol ............ you can pop into dunham while u here , and the vigeridge gardens over the rd too .d.d will have to bend ur ear lol ///////////
we are on a busy rd .......... and the trafic crawls so they def see it haha , have added a few more pics taken today !!

2 Apr, 2012

 

Great idea, people will love to come and see your gardens. Wish we lived closer, we would certainly love to look around.

8 Apr, 2012

 

arhhhhhhhhh h.b thanks ........... wud be nice to see u !! maybe one day ......................

8 Apr, 2012

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