Open Garden raises funds for Kenya

Crowhurst Open Garden helps Yellowmen

An Open Garden Day in Crowhurst on Saturday, 2 June, raised funds for Senlac Rotary’s Yellowmen of Kadongdong. Around 100 people visited Torfield, the home of Amanda and Bill Jones to see the colourful garden and support the Yellowmen who visit the Pokot region in north-west Kenya twice a year. The garden is a labour of love and passion, “I particularly liked that plant but the only way to make room was take some more lawn”, said Bill. Small secluded paths wind through rhododendrons, azaleas and acers with roses and many other shrubs filling the beds. A bar, tea and cake stall and an African shop encouraged visitors to linger and sit and enjoy the warm, sunny day. Yellowmen organiser, Eddie McCall, was pleased with the day, “It’s been fantastic. Thanks to Amanda and Bill, those who donated raffle prizes and all the helpers. The money raised will help us in our efforts to provide medical and educational help to the Pokot people.”