Garden trail in support of Macmillan to be launched at Paradise Park in Newhaven

A GARDEN in Bishopstone has been shortlisted in the final dozen of the highly prestigious Daily Mail National Garden Competition.

Geoff Stonebanks’ beautiful creation Driftwood in Marine Drive will be open as part of a Coastal Open Garden Trail this summer to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan.

It is one of eight uniquely different private gardens, stretching from Saltdean to Seaford which will be open on Sunday August 5.

A special launch of these open gardens with their owners and the opportunity to buy tickets for them in advance will be held on Saturday July 21 at Paradise Park in Newhaven.

Paradise Park managing director Jonathan Tate said: “I was lucky enough recently to have an early viewing of Geoff’s stunning Driftwood Garden and I am also delighted we are able to sponsor this event and help the Sussex Macmillan Appeal as well. It is going to be a fabulous trail as all the gardens have benefited from the mix of sunshine and plenty of recent rain.”