£37,000 Raised For Charity At Packed Portrack Gardens Open Day

NEARLY £37,000 was raised for charity at the annual May day Bank holiday opening of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack House, Dumfries and Galloway.

Thousands of visitors flooded the stunning gardens that have been created by local landscape artist and architect Charles Jencks, who draws his inspiration from the universe that surrounds us.

The massive surge of visitors to the normally peaceful garden caused local traffic problems and long queues for the loo’s. But thanks to all the visitors an amazing total of nearly £37,000 was raised for  Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres- the charity set-up in memory of Jencks’ late wife plus The Queens nursing institute of Scotland, and other charities supported by Scotlands Gardens .

Plans are already underway for next year’s event, with details published by Scotland’s Gardens at the end of 2017.


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