Garden centre's charity walks raise more than £1,200

PUBLISHED: 10:58 07 March 2019

More than �1,200 was raised through the 16 snowdrop walks. Picture: Sarah Winterstone

More than �1,200 was raised through the 16 snowdrop walks. Picture: Sarah Winterstone

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An Abbots Leigh garden centre has raised more than £1,200 through a series of sponsored walks.

Twins Chloe and Emily Edmonds with Bethany Cox. Picture: Sarah WinterstoneTwins Chloe and Emily Edmonds with Bethany Cox. Picture: Sarah Winterstone

Brackenwood Garden Centre, in Pill Road, organised a number of hour-long snowdrop strolls throughout the month around its private woodland trail, not normally open to the public.

A total of £1,222 was raised, with half being donated to the Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home charity.

Guided walks went through the site of an old celestine quarry and the centre’s largest poly tunnel to see staff potting some of the 20,000 herbaceous perennials grown on site.

Walkers then grabbed a hot drink and a bite to eat in the garden tea room.

Organiser Sarah Winterstone told the Times: “This is the fourth year 
I’ve run the snowdrop walks and several thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities.

“We had a total of 317 people, of all ages, who completed the 16 walks.”

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