The event: FROM CITY COURTYARD TO SEASIDE SANCTUARY: A TALE OF 2 GARDENS with Geoff Stonebanks
Where: Vestry Hall, Marden.
When: Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm
Basically this evening will be about moving from London to Seaford, the story of Geoff’s garden Driftwood and his charity fundraising.
The garden appeared on BBC2 Gardeners’ World on 23rd September 2016. Monty Don described it as “a small garden by the sea that is full of character” with “inspiring planting and design”.
Driftwood was a finalist in Gardeners’ World Magazine Garden of the Year 2016 in the small space category.
Geoff will donate his fees for this evening to MacMillan Cancer Support.
This was Geoff’s story of leaving a small city space & creating a large garden from scratch in a house by the sea he’d bought with his partner. He told us he didn’t know a great deal about gardening, but nevertheless managed to create a beautiful & interesting area with a multitude of amazing looking plants, many of which were in pots. Geoff opens his garden with the National Garden Scheme & has raised many thousands of pounds in the process, winning awards for the amount he has raised. There are also original artworks. The garden has featured in magazines & on TV & is currently on the Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 offer. He even told us the number of cakes he’d baked for visitors. Should anyone be interested in visiting, Geoff’s garden is called Driftwood & is in Seaford, East Sussex BN25 2RS. There is plenty of information on his website.