Tickets on sale for Stevenage Open Gardens charity event

YOUTH charity The Prince s Trust – one of The Comet s charities of the year – is selling tickets to the Stevenage Open Gardens rally event to raise vital funds for disadvantaged young people. The event on Sunday, June 13, will be an opportunity for hortic

YOUTH charity The Prince's Trust - one of The Comet's charities of the year - is selling tickets to the Stevenage Open Gardens rally event to raise vital funds for disadvantaged young people.

The event on Sunday, June 13, will be an opportunity for horticulture lovers to view gardens which have won the Stevenage in Bloom competition.

Residents can buy tickets to view the 10 gardens between noon and 5pm.

All the gardens are varied in shape, design, and colour, with three of the gardens showcased including Britain in Bloom medallists.


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Ticket holders can purchase goods on the day, including plants and shrubs donated by the gardeners themselves. Light refreshments will also be available.

Jean Allinson, a Prince's Trust fundraising manager, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who loves their gardening to see the best gardens in Stevenage.

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"The money we raise will go towards the fundraising target of �50,000 through The Comet's Charity of the Year partnership."

The Prince's Trust supports young people who are long-term unemployed, struggled at school, been in care, or have been in trouble with the law.

Tickets for the Open Gardens event are on sale now, at �5, and can be bought by calling The Prince's Trust office in Stevenage on 01438 730 520, or by popping into the Arch Aquatic and Plant Centre on Maydencroft Lane in Gosmore.

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