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Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in July

Graham Robson June 28, 2022

Visit 17 eclectic and individual gardens between Brighton and Seaford over the weekend of Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. Driftwood Fundraising Group, chaired by Seaford gardener Geoff Stonebanks, has secured TV gardener Christine Walkden to open the event at 11am on the Saturday in his own garden, Driftwood in Seaford.

2022 will be very special, as it will see Geoff’s efforts top £100,000 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support over the years, all of which has gone directly to the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton.

The gardens are open 11am – 5pm both days, with all details HERE on where you can also buy day tickets online. Otherwise it’s £8 on the day at the first garden visited on both Saturday and Sunday, alternatively pay £3 at each garden visited. Dogs on leads allowed in most gardens, children free and several locations serving delicious home-made refreshments. Some gardens will be selling local artists’ work too.

There are nine gardens opening in the city, five in BN1 and four in BN2. The Macmillan Horizon Centre’s new allotment is one of the two new ones in the city to open, along with 23 Cornwall Gardens. Don’t miss the returning 144 Rodmell Avenue, which has had a fabulous makeover since it last opened several years ago!

For more info, CLICK HERE