OPEN GARDEN SUCCESS FOR HORTICULTURE TEAM
Date: 12th October 2018
Newton Rigg’s Horticulture team raises £877 for various charities through National Garden Scheme.
Every year Newton Rigg College, part of Askham Bryan College, opens the educational gardens to members of the public. Hosting two events each year the college team work around the clock to make sure the gardens are kept to the highest standards for each event.
The gardens include a large range of themed shrub and herbaceous borders, an organic fruit and vegetable garden, annual meadows, an arboretum, a pleached hornbeam walkway, a woodland border, ornamental lawns and a variety of informal and formal ponds.
This year the college hosted 172 garden visitors and raised money for charities including The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.
Staff and students made cups of tea, baked cakes, donated plants & gardening books and lead garden tours to help raise the fantastic total of £877.
Through the National Garden Scheme, almost 4000 garden owners welcome visitors into their gardens each year, contributing to over £50 million raised for nursing charities since 1927.
Visit our next open garden event on 7th July 2019.
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