The Magic Garden will be opening its doors again for
The 2017 TULIP SPECTRUM
SATURDAY 13th MAY
1.30 - 5.30pm
(under 16s free)
in aid of
Teas, Cakes & Plant Stall￼￼
We have done all our calculations and are very happy to announce the figures for our 2016 garden openings.
But firstly, Bob and I would like to thank Lizzie from the Park & Clock Magazines, Wolverhampton West Magazine and Wolverhampton Lifestyle Magazine for advertising our open days. A big thank you to all the garden centres for allowing us to advertise in your premises.
Totals for 2016: 550 visitors and together we raised £3,325.50!
Thank you for your continued support. Greg, Bob, Teddy & Rupert xxxx.
See you next year!
Bob and I would like to say a huge Thank you to all the people who came and supported our charity opening on Saturday 25th of June.
Visitors came from near and far and I am so happy that quite a number of my Ukrainian friends came and supported us too.
Thanks to our helpers John & Karen Skill and Ig.
Sincere apologies to our neighbours for visitors causing a traffic jam for a short time.
Apologies again to all who came for cake, but I sold out very early.
Next time I will make an extra emergency supply, on top of my already in place emergency supply.
We had 300 paying visitors and 30 children and raised a total of £1,836.00.
Thank you again, together we can make a difference in people`s lives.
There are more photographs of our 2016 openings on the photos page on the website.
Many thanks to our helpers, Ig, John & Karen Skill and to all who came and supported us on our opening on April 2nd, (photographs of the day are in the photos page, April 2nd 2016 opening). It was a very successful day; it was good to see old friends again and we made some new ones too! The morning weather was terrible, with heavy rain. Thankfully, by 11.50 the rain stopped, the sun came out and the garden was bathed in bright sunshine from opening time to closing time. We had 203 paying visitors and 16 children. We made a total of £1,268.75 for our charities.
The charities we are supporting are Cancer Research U.K, Diabetes U.K. Midlands Animal Rescue Team and The Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton.
We have both recently been affected by close friends who have been diagnosed with either cancer or diabetes and we want to help them, their families and others by raising money for research to eradicate these terrible conditions/diseases.
We are happy to announce that The Magic Garden will once again be opening it’s doors in 2016, to raise money for charity. We hope to add significantly to our closing amount of money raised in July 2014, which was £45,169.28.
We, (Bob & Greg) and our helpers, (Ig, Karen & John), all missed the garden openings last year. Bob suffered severe withdrawal symptoms from not opening, but we needed to take time out to rest and the garden required considerable modifications and much replanting.
Many thanks to all of our helpers over the years and a special thank you to John & Karen Skill, Ig and Dee.
A very special thank you to Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Crossroads, Help the Hospices, The National Trust, The Queens Nursing Institute, Perennial, Terrence Higgins Trust, Samaritans, Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation, Compton Hospice, The Haven, The Swan Sanctuary, The Donkey Sanctuary, R.S.P.B, P.A.W.S, Midland Animal Welfare Society and W.S.P.A for being there for people and animals in their hour of need.
We are so very happy that we have been able to support you over the years. Once again thank you, Bob, Greg, Teddy and Rupert.
Rupert, now four years old likes to "help" in the garden, by shredding prunings and recycling plastic flowerpots.
Teddy is now seven and a half and finds it all too much. He prefers to watch from the armchair.
Below Karen with Rupert
A few more photographs of Teddy and Rupert enjoying themselves.
We love historical outings!