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'Garden Open'

Parishioners were given the opportunity to stroll around the garden, which Poppy and her husband (the Under Gardener) have tended for many years, in aid of the Bangor Abbey Church Choir trip to sing in Kilkenny Cathedral in August 2011.

Poppy writes a gardening page in the church magazine, and reports on her successes and failures throughout the year.  Her real name has been a topic of speculation for some time, but she ‘came out’ to boost the funds for the choir.

Guests enjoyed some welcome sunshine along with tea, coffee, cream scones and tray bakes. There was an excellent cake stall and a plant stall where they could buy many of the plants growing in the garden.

The Open Garden raised £777 towards the trip.

[Text and photos by Rae McGookin]

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