October 25, 2014

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Leeds gardening project to host BBC radio show -

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Students home in on the environment -

Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Make young unemployed pull up ragwort for benefits,’ says Lord Tebbit -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Climate Change: Building the Age of Resilience -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pro Landscaper & FutureScape nominated for PPA Awards -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

APL’s AGM to take place at FutureScape -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Secret Garden -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Recruit and Retain – APL Networking Seminar -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Battersea Power Station’s roof garden designs unveiled -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BALI SALTEX 2014 Grand prizes are presented -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Life-changing project is helping rural businesses prosper -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working Christmas Trees Week -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Penarth Park gets Green Flag status -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas at Kew -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SunPatiens® – the future for parks bedding says Telford & Wrekin Council -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Entries invited for this year’s Horticulture Wales Awards -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Garden cities set to bloom again -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quadron and Volunteers give Wexham Hospital’s gardens some TLC -

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jim Carter & Imelda Staunton announced as joint patrons of Greenfingers

Greenfingers, the small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, is delighted to announce today two new patrons of the charity – the actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton OBE.

Jim Carter is perhaps currently best known as Downton Abbey’s Mr Carson, a role for which he has received great acclaim; whilst his wife Imelda Staunton is one of the country’s best loved actors, who has seen great success on stage and screen, including for her Oscar nominated role in Vera Drake.

Jim and Imelda both share a keen passion for gardening, in addition to having a direct involvement with the hospice movement, which is a real benefit for Greenfingers as it demonstrates their natural interest and understanding of the aims and focus of the charity’s work.

Matthew Wilson, Chairman of Greenfingers, welcomed the pair into their roles: ‘We are absolutely delighted to share the wonderful news that Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton are to be patrons of Greenfingers. We know they will be fantastic ambassadors for the charity and look forward to them spreading the word about the worthwhile work we do.’

Jim Carter added: ‘It is an honour for us to become patrons of Greenfingers – we are extremely enthusiastic about contributing to the charity’s cause of bringing magical gardens to children’s hospices.  To give children with life-limiting conditions, their siblings and families a chance to spend valuable time together outside in a natural environment, creating precious memories is invaluable.  We are both very much looking forward to our involvement with Greenfingers.’

Greenfingers is now approaching the half-way point (in April 2014) of its most ambitious appeal to date – the ‘Rosy Cheeks’ appeal – which aims to raise enough money to create at least 10 more children’s hospice gardens.  This year, under the umbrella of the ‘Rosy Cheeks’ appeal, Greenfingers will create magical gardens at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Sussex, Little Haven’s children’s hospice in Essex and Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Yorkshire.

 

 

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