'Virtual' Open Garden Fundraiser
Updated: Apr 28, 2020
2 & 3 May 2020
On the weekend of May 2,3 Martin and Lynne Clarke are opening their garden and studios at Blackwood, Coombe to raise funds for UTEA. It was planned to be opened as part of the Wotton Spring Gardens & Open Studios event, now postponed until 2021, a major blow to UTEA finances. The opening will by necessity be ‘virtual’ but they are keen that as many people as possible pay a visit.
The programme will include
an online exhibition of Lynne’s paintings including many unseen before
photos of the garden
a 14 foot high Coombe flower totem by Martin, to be raised on the lane on May Day, Friday - collection buckets to fill.
Qigong in the garden with Sally Blackman, 11am on Saturday
a virtual ‘Band on the Hill’ concert by Wotton Silver Band at 11am on Sunday. Including Facebook live on Martin’s page
a video tour of the gardens sculptural pieces with commentary by Martin
a video tour of the former Coombe Allotments.
They will also be selling plants by the roadside. Already they have raised over £600 by donations and plant sales.
Please support the event by buying plants, tuning in to the events, and taking a walking tour to include Coombe.
Donations can be made here:
We also welcome donations of plants of all types - please take them direct to Blackwood.
Thank you to all who have donated after two previous FB postings Diane French Pippa Marrow Jan Baber Stella Bond Martin Clarke Donata de Reus Rhona Cowell Ali Lidbetter Rob Garlicki Ivars Reynolds Mim Tait Terri Kinnison Sue Creeper Kay Tily Louise Hale Polly Holloway Ben Bennett John Cook Andy Guy Sarah Watt.