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Volunteers needed at York Gate Garden

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Volunteers needed at York Gate Garden

If you have some spare time this year and enjoy getting out in the garden, why not think about volunteering? We are currently looking for people that would like to join our friendly team of volunteers at our York Gate garden near Leeds. We are looking for volunteers to help run the tea room, which includes taking orders, preparing drinks, serving customers and using the till. No experience is necessary, just plenty of energy and enthusiasm. The garden opens to visitors for the 2018 season from 1st April and a full induction and relevant training will be provided. Volunteering is great fun and...

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Bernard Tickner presented with MBE medal by Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, at Fullers Mill Garden

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Bernard Tickner presented with MBE medal by Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, at Fullers Mill Garden

Bernard Tickner, 93, was presented with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal by Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare, Countess of Euston, in the company of friends at Fullers Mill Garden on Thursday 28 September 2017. Mr Tickner was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this year. The award was given in recognition for services to wildlife conservation and horticulture, relating to his voluntary conservation work in Suffolk and for his work at Fullers Mill Garden in West Stow. Peter Newman, Chief Executive of Perennial, says: “This honour is richly deserved...

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Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque

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Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow near Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded the Visit England official seal of approval, the Quality Rose Marque. The award, which is only given to visitor attractions that have been independently assessed by a Visit England inspector, is testament to the ongoing dedication of Head Gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers. Visit England assessors arrive at attractions unannounced, speak to members of staff and other visitors about the attraction and their experience of it. Hazel Hook the assessor who visited Fullers Mill Garden in early May, said of the garden:...

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