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Couple plan to open up gardens by appointment only to raise funds for NGS nursing charities


WITH the easing of lockdown restrictions a Thelwall couple are planning to open up their gardens again as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS), helping raise funds for nursing charities.

Each year Howard and Wendy Platt open up their gardens at Laskey Farm and typically have 800 visitors raising up to £12,000 a year
Now with a slight easing of lockdown the NGS has issued guidelines to allow the safe opening of larger gardens, so they have decided to open their garden every Thursday and Saturday in the June to August period (starting Thursday 11th June) to individuals or households by appointment between 1pm and 5pm each day.
Howard said: “We have 1.5 acres of mature garden as well as cold and warm water ponds, a treehouse, a variety of fish, turtles and chickens plus we have plants for sale and a kids’ treasure hunt
“We are unable to provide our usual tea and cakes but welcome guests bringing their own refreshments plus a rug to sit on, plus we will put up gazebos if it is not too windy.
“Access is strictly by appointment to allow us to comply with social distancing and to control numbers in the garden.
“We have plenty of car parking but would prefer it if people made their visit part of their daily walk or cycle ride if at all possible.”

The usual admission price is payable in cash : £5 per adult (children under 16 free) NB no change given.
All proceeds to the NGS who are understandably focussing on nursing charities this year.
Please call Howard on 07785-262478 or e mail on howardplatt@lockergroup.com, to book your visit.


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