Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail

Firstly apologies for not blogging for a while. I've had a fabulous holiday in Spain, which although was very relaxing, did not involve any garden visiting, so no blogging material there! I've also been relandscaping my front garden, and I'll blog about that at a later date. On Sunday it was a real treat to get out and about and visit some local gardens. A new trail from Seaford to Saltdean had been organised in aid of Macmillan, by the owner of Driftwood, Geoff Stonebanks. This garden is just around the corner from me, and opens regularly for charity. The trail was officially opened at Driftwood by Dame Felicity Lott, the international opera singer, who also lives around the corner!

I was there to see the official opening, and took the opportunity to have a look around Driftwood's garden before the masses arrived!

Dame Felicity Lott with trail organiser Geoff Stonebanks

Leaving Driftwood behind we headed for Saltdean to see the next garden. Although quite small, the garden has been recently relandscaped with a tropical theme, with plants from Architectural plants.

As you can see the garden is crammed with all sorts of delights, and the tall plants lend a sense of excitement. What a great start to the trail with these two amazing gardens - I'll bring you the other gardens in my next post!


  1. Both gardens looks lovely, especially Saltdean of course :) Glad to hear you had a lovely time off in Spain!

  2. The tropical garden is very interesting to look at I don't recognise half of the plants - I personally like a softer look to my garden - you certainly have plenty of choice gardens where you live. The photos are excellent.