How does your garden grow? Green-fingered couple raise thousands for charity with public opening

Kathryn and John Moor from Glebe Farm in Whitburn will be opeing their garden to the public to help raise money for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Kathryn and John Moor from Glebe Farm in Whitburn will be opeing their garden to the public to help raise money for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

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A GREEN-FINGERED couple have raised thousands of pounds for charity after opening their garden to the public.

Kathryn and John Moor, from Whitburn, welcomed visitors into their impressive garden as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS), which encourages residents across the country to open their gardens to the public.

They have raised more than £2,500, which will go to charities supported by the NGS, including Macmillan Cancer Care and Marie Curie, by hosting the event on Sunday.

Mrs Moor said: “We had amazing support for the garden party and I want to thank everyone who turned out.

“Many people helped on the day, far beyond the call of duty.

“Some provided much-needed plants and equipment, and those who couldn’t make it sent generous donations.

“We have raised just over £2,500 for the charities supported by the NGS, and without the efforts of everyone this would not have been possible.

“John and I are extremely grateful to everyone.”

It is the second year the couple, from Glebe Farm, in Moor Lane, have opened their garden as part of the NGS.

Last year they raised £2,000 for charity.

The garden is set in almost an acre of land and includes lawned and gravelled areas, surrounded by herbaceous borders with a range of shrubs, roses and plants.

Also inside are ornamental trees, a herb garden and a small woodland area.

Mrs Moor said the couple have spent the past 20 years working on the garden, and wanted to use it to raise money for good causes.

“It has been great to see new people as well as familiar faces over the past two years,” she said.

Over the past 10 years the NGS has raised a total of £26million.

Last year it raised cash for, among other charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, Crossroads Care, The Queens Nursing Institute and the National Trust Gardening Careership.

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