St Albans garden gets Mayor’s seal of approval

A SNEAK preview of a garden which is scheduled to open to the public for charity this weekend was enjoyed by the Mayor, Cllr Aislinn Lee, last Saturday.

She was given a tour of the garden of Michael Foers and his wife Pauline in Lancaster Road, St Albans, prior to the opening under the National Gardens Scheme this Sunday, July 10.

The couple won Best Senior Citizen Garden in the St Albans District in Bloom Awards 2010 and are opening their garden from 2pm to 5.30pm.

Entry to the open day is �3 for adults and free for children. There will be plants for sale as well as tea and cakes with all money raised going to charities chosen by the National Garden Scheme.

The Mayor said: “I would urge everyone to pop along on Sunday to see this beautiful garden which has been lovingly created by Mr and Mrs Foers. You really need to take your time when looking round the garden because there is a lot to see with different planting arrangements to cover all the seasons.”

Mr Foers added: “Last year the National Garden Scheme distributed more than �2.6 million to charities with the beneficiaries including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Care and Help the Hospices.”