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Orkney Garden Festival supports Perennial’s 180th

The biennial Orkney Garden Festival takes place in Scotland this July, giving visitors a selection of open gardens to visit, and talks and demonstrations from well-known gardening personalities.

A total of 28 gardens will throw open their gates over two weekends, including several award-winning coastal gardens. This year the event is raising funds for Perennial, the charity that helps people in horticulture.

In addition to open gardens, visitors to the Festival can enjoy an illustrated talk from Lesley Watson (BBC2 Scotland Beechgrove Garden presenter and RHS Chelsea Flower Show judge) and Dougal Philip (Hopetoun Gardens owner and RHS judge). Lesley and Dougal will be joined by Carole Baxter, also from Beechgrove Garden, for a ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ panel. Both Carole and Dougal are on Perennial’s board of trustees and look forward to supporting the charity’s 180th anniversary at this year’s event.

Anita Bates, Director of Marketing & Fundraising at Perennial, said: “We are thrilled that Caroline and her fellow Orkney gardeners have chosen to support Perennial this year, both financially through ticket sales, but also by helping us to spread the word about our services. We’ve seen increased demand for Perennial’s help in Scotland over the last 12 months and have recently added a second member of our services team dedicated to Scotland. It can be very difficult for us to reach people working so remotely, so we can’t thank Caroline and her team enough for helping us celebrate 180 years of supporting people in horticulture by further raising awareness of our work.”

Source: Perennial