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New Greenfingers garden at Demelza officially open!

Towards the end of May, we were delighted to officially open the new Greenfingers Garden at Demelza in Sittingbourne, Kent.

It was a particularly poignant and special occasion as in 1999, we celebrated the first-ever Greenfingers garden being opened here, by Greenfingers founding president, Richard Jackson – and now, 25 years later, in this our silver anniversary year, Richard and the team returned to officially open our 66th!

To mark the occasion, the charity’s newest ambassador, Fiona Dolman, star of ITV’s ‘Midsomer Murders’, shared a few words regarding the importance of such garden spaces and their positive impact on those who spend time in them.

Cutting the ribbon were Fiona, Greenfingers Chairman, Sue Allen alongside Demelza’s Hayley Richardson, as well as Elke who is supported by Demelza, and her mum, Glynnis.

Read more about the garden opening here and see more pictures here.

Garden makeover at Bluebell Wood 

We were back at Bluebell Wood, a children's hospice in Sheffield last month, offering support in the form of a garden makeover to help improve the privacy and the aspect from their two end-of-life Primrose suites.

Intensive clearing and tidying sessions took place, led by James Bird Landscapes who we had worked with before on the original garden – and then a few weeks later, a team of fabulous volunteers took part in a mammoth planting session!

The garden there now looks totally transformed. What was once a sparse and fairly uninspiring area, now exists so that those spending time in these rooms in the most difficult of circumstances can look out on a therapeutic and peaceful garden space.

Huge thanks to our wonderful Greenfingers Charity Ambassadors, Marc (aka @gardeneriddler, Chris (aka @groovygardeninguk), Nat (aka @inside _the_plot), Garden Projects Manager, Joanne, our Operations Director, Neil as well as the brilliant hospice team at Bluebells who worked SO hard to give this Greenfingers Garden such a magnificent makeover!

Get Involved...

We need your support for the Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race!
With teams from Evergreen, Westland, Woodlodge, Ames and British Garden Centres already signed-up, make sure you and YOUR crew don’t miss out on the return of the Greenfingers Dragon Boat race, taking place at Grendon Lakes in Northants on Sunday 23rd June!

We’re really counting on your support to ensure this fun-filled event is a great success, so please do check-out all the details here, including the form to sign-up. Thank you! 



Tickets now available for the Greenfingers Fundraising Dinner

Our much-loved Fundraising Dinner is once again being held at the beautiful Pendley Manor Hotel in Tring on Thursday 28th November 2024 and promises to be a brilliant night celebrating the charity’s work whilst having lots of festive fun with friends and colleagues.

Tickets are now availble, so to reserve a table or book tickets, please email:



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