June Garden Opening

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Garden5We had astonishing turnout yesterday (Sunday 22nd June) when the Mindrum Gardens were open for the National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book) and Hospice Care North Northumberland.   The day was perfect, dry but not too hot, and people were amazing, coming from Far and Wide.

We had changed a few things around so were unsure as to how it would work.  The Car Park reverted to the old paddock and seemed to perform well with some excellent car parking by Paul Blackburn and Gary Richardson.  The teas team worked flat out all afternoon to keep everyone well supplied and the plant stall never stopped.

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One of the Hotly Contested Duck race Heats emerging out of the jungle!

In addition to the the garden, we also hosted th
e famous Hospice Care Great Northumberland DuckRace. This is a high profile event involving masses of small yellow ducks, a muddy burn and loads of children!  This, in itself raised over £900 for Hospice care.  There were also plant stalls, cake and produce stalls and teas.  In all, a tremendous day.

We are still doing the final count, but are fairly sure that it was a record day for MIndrum

A big thank you to everyone who supported us, both the helpers who made the day possible and the amazing people who came from far and wide to support.

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